Dance Class with Far from the Norm
November 04th 7.30-9pm
About Victoria Shulungu
Victoria is a versatile and accomplished dance artist who works through hip hop to embody character and emotion, taking her art beyond the physical. She has been a company dancer for Botis Seva’s company Far From The Norm since 2012, building her movement language and her artistic articulation through performing in works such as Woman of Sun, The Native and the most recent Olivier-winning piece BLKDOG. As part of the company, Victoria has also performed in the award-winning piece 60 Sec, touring to France, Denmark and Canada. Victoria has worked as a Rehearsal Director alongside Botis Seva in recent commissions from Scottish Dance Theatre and Sadler’s Wells National Youth Dance Company.
Victoria is also the Executive Producer for company Spoken Movement, led by Artistic Director Kwame Asafo-Adjei, successfully raising the company’s profile and reach, and building working relationships with Redbridge Drama Centre, Sadler’s Wells, Theatre De La Ville, Club Guy and Roni. The company will be premiering new work with Theatre Rotterdam in Autumn 2020.
Victoria has trained in many different hip hop styles, particularly in ‘Poppin’, and also performs with the all-female UK popping group A.I.M Collective, led by hip hop dancer Shawn Aimey, who is part of the acclaimed Hip Hop International crew champions, Plague and dance team Pro-Motion. Victoria has featured in the 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony and within the Adidas campaign Take the Stage. Her versatility has allowed her to cross over to theatre performance, and she has worked with Talawa and BirdGang Dance Company as well as being a lead performer for the short film ‘Don’t Look At The Finger’, led by Director, Hetain Patel.