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  • Panorama Special Program | Nigeria


A movement born out of migration and distance—out of likeness and difference. In this mutually birthed language we seek to obliterate the illusion that we are separate from each other and the environment that holds us together. We are no bigger or smaller. We are a brotherhood. A kinship.

Self-taught dancers and brothers Victory and Marvel Ebinum explore familial bonds against the landscape of their native Nigeria. With original choreography by New York City-based Vinson Fraley, Kaduna features an original score by Los Angeles-based composer Anibal Sandoval, and is co-directed by Ridwan Adeniyi, member of the Nigeria-based Critics Company, and Jacob Jonas.


Directors: Ridwan Adeniyi + Jacob Jonas
Choreographer: Vinson Fraley
Featuring: Ebinum Brothers
Composer: Anibal Sandoval
Cinematographer & Editor: Raymond Yusuff
Women Singing: Gbagyi Tribe
Sound Recordist: Ronald Yusuff
Costume Designer: Khadijah Yunusa
Color: Will Adashek
Production: Critics Company

Produced by Jacob Jonas The Company
Executive Producer/Creative Director: Jacob Jonas
Producers: Jill Wilson, Emma Rosenzweig-Bock, Mathieu Wothke
Associate Producers: Joy Isabella Brown, Francisco Cruz, Steve Hackman, Emily Kikta, Rubberlegz, Anibal Sandoval, Mike Tyus, Peter Walker
In partnership with Somewhere Magazine
Co-presented by Harris Theater for Music and Dance, Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts, Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

Films.Dance in collaboration

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Ridwan Adeniyi @thecritics001

Jacob Jonas @jacobjonasthecompany

Choreographer: Vinson Fraley @heyvinson

Featuring: Ebinum Brothers @ebinumbrothers

Composer: Anibal Sandoval @_anibal_sandoval__

Cinematographer and Editor: Raymond Yusuff @raymondyusuff_

Producer: Jacob Jonas The Company

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Films.Dance is a global platform and creative studio for dance, founded by Jacob Jonas The Company


Jacob Jonas The Company (JJTC) is a creative company that intersects dance across mediums to make original works and initiates nontraditional collaborations.

JJTC consist of choreographers, makers, creative thinkers, cultural researchers, educators, futurists, activists, and administrators. Our work engages diverse and untapped populations, increasing the visibility of dance as an art form in Los Angeles and globally through live performance and media landscapes.

JJTC collaborated worldwide with practitioners, institutions, scientists, and technologists to support ambition ad invention across artistic fields. JJTC represents and manages artists to help push forward their talents for a wide range of projects. The company hosts community events, educational classes and workshops in order to further deepen our relationships and intellectual exchanges with people around the world.

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