Who is Emmanuel ‘Mani’ Obeya? Willi Dorner, a fixture of the Viennese dance scene, had long conversations with Obeya, which evolved into this solo for the Nigerian born dancer, singer songwriter and choreographer educated in the UK. Obeya has had an outstanding career as a dancer, including as a soloist with Liz King at Volksoper Vienna and as a guest dancer for the Forsythe Company. As a singer, he is famous for his work with Viennese band Sofa Surfers. He currently performs in Doris Uhlich’s Gootopia and has celebrated international successes with his own works. In this piece by Dorner, Mani Obeya gives insights into his life and art.
Dance and choreography: Emmanuel Obeya
Light design: Alex Wanko
Sound engineering: Paul Ebhart
Costumes: Alba Rastl
Creation: The solo emerged from a dialogue process between Mani Obeya and Willi Dorner.
Accompaniment: The artistic process was accompanied by Esther Baio.
Production: A production of Cie. Willi Dorner. Supported by MA 7 Cultural Office of the City of Vienna