Omari ‘Motion’ Carter is the founder of Screendance production company, The Motion Dance Collective, who work through collaboration to create new and innovative works that combine dance and film for the screen. The movement vocabulary in each project aims to juxtapose dance techniques within hip hop culture, experiment with contemporary choreographic processes and play with a range of musical genres and structures, bringing perceptive, bold and fresh ideas to fruition.
Omari has been independently choreographing, performing and teaching dance within the hip hop framework for the last 6 years and is passionate about fusing his own idiosyncratic movement style with different cultures and traditions, while also furthering his own practice of screendance through ever-growing collaborations with filmmakers, dancers and other interdisciplinary artists.
Being both in front and behind that camera has led Omari down new paths of creativity, some of which include choreography and performance for Weetabix “Dancer” Advert, and music video “Turn Me Up Some” by Stanton Warriors.
Currently working as a performer in the West End production of Stomp!, Omari also works as a filmmaker for BCTV, the fresh new youtube channel for hip hop festival, Breakin’ Convention at Sadler’s Wells Theatre.
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