Seke Chimutengwende is a choreographer, performer, movement director and teacher.
Seke uses choreography to experiment with collectivity and alternative approaches to authorship and governance; playing with form to shift and question hierarchies. His new work It begins in darkness premiered in September 2022, a group choreography looking at ghosts and haunted houses as metaphors for how histories of slavery and colonialism haunt the present. Seke has also recently choreographed a group work for Candoco Dance Company, In Worlds Unknown, which premiered in October 2022.
Since 2004 Seke has performed for numerous dance companies including DV8 Physical Theatre and Lost Dog. He is currently working as a performer with Forced Entertainment in a new work, If All Else Fails, which will premiere in spring 2023.
Seke has been practicing completely improvised performance, using movement and text, since 2006. He has performed over 70 solo improvisations internationally and has performed ensemble improvisation with numerous dancers, actors and musicians. He is currently exploring long solo improvisation performances of 50 to 60 minutes.
Since 2018 Seke has also worked as a movement director for theatre productions at The Yard Theatre, Battersea Arts Centre and The Gate Theatre. He is currently working as a dramaturg on Sue MacLaine’s new show I Maybe Sometime.
Since 2008 Seke has taught in a variety of contexts on a freelance basis. He is currently a visiting lecturer in improvisation and composition at London Contemporary Dance School.
Seke studied dance at Lewisham College 1999 - 2001 and London Contemporary Dance School 2001 – 2004 and went on to train extensively in improvisation with a variety of practitioners and with Andrew Morrish in particular.
Photo: Eleanor Sikorski