Award-winning director, choreographer, and writer working across theatre and film. Lanre creates groundbreaking work merging movement and dialogue to tell socially engaged, meaningful stories about our world.
A unique element of Lanre’s work stems from Rudolf Laban's movement psychology, to build dynamic and bold choreography charged with truth.
Lanre was commissioned by Camden Peoples Theatre to create ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM which had a sold-out run at the venue and transferred to the Roundhouse in 2019.
He was the choreographer for DEAR MR. SHAKESPEARE, selected for the Sundance Film Festival in 2017. His film THE CIRCLE premiered at Sheffield Doc/Fest and was picked up by The Guardian in 2020.
His latest film THE CONVERSATION won Best Dance Film at the BAFTA recognized Aesthetica Film Festival & San Fransico Dance Film festival 2020.
SUPPORTED BY/COMMISSIONS INCLUDE:
BBC, Arts Council England, Jerwood Arts, British Council, Talawa, Barbican,
Royal Court, Sadler’s Wells, BFI.
“The Circle is a unique, intelligently shot and thought-provoking film that combines documentary filming with a fluid and poetic narrative using movement and dance. It resonates deep to the core, and reminds us of the importance of friendship, community and brotherhood...”
Charlotte Tudor, WALT DISNEY COMPANY
("Film The House" lead judge)
"Lanre has trademarked a style of the integration of words and movement, exploring emotion and sensitivity through the powerful expression of the body. He has created a beautiful and powerful piece of art that strikes a chord with many in society..."
Joe Food, EXPOSED MAGAZINE REVIEW
“One of the most interesting UK creative minds….”
Joy Coker, ALT AFRICA REVIEW