Eegun Szeged

Eegun Szeged

Born out of a pandemic crisis, Choreo Dance Film Festival (CDFF) celebrates the diversity of Choreomundus students and alumni by bringing together dance films around the world. CDFF is dedicated to promoting Dance as Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) and to bridge the gap between dance and film.


This film is the first cut of a more extensive ethnographic film that was carried out as an experiment in Szeged, Hungary by four foreign dance anthropologists who studied at the university of Szeged for nine months. They were constantly made to know and feel that they were the ‘other’ due to the rather rude staring culture in Hungary, and because of this discovered that there is a way one is perceived by others and in response, how one perceives oneself based on this. This film highlights how foreign people are termed “exotic” and stared at ‘strangely’ for their hair, fashion style, accent and skin colour but stared at in appreciative amazement and awe when dressed as masquerades and parading round the city of Szeged. The goal of this film is to bring to life the subconscious ‘othering’ that exists in an environment that hosts people of various nationalities and ethnicities as well as to show how one engages in this environment. This engagement is portrayed through dancing to raw environmental sounds on an empty stage, walking and dancing through the streets and main roads of szeged.

Director – Temiloluwa Ami-Williams

Temi is a culture enthusiast and creative entrepreneur, she is the Creative Director at New Wine Studios with two fashion and culture short film credits: Ladipo’s Garden, August 2021 and Journey to Wholeness, December 2021. A seasoned actor for both stage and film, she is the second Nigerian actress in history to win a prize at Africa’s most prestigious film festival, the Pan African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou as the FRESPACO winner for Best Young Actor from West Africa 2021 for Eyimofe, a feature film directed by Arie and Chuko Esiri and premiered at the 70th berlinale in Germany, 2020.
Temi also serves as Chief Creative Officer at Unteamed Nigeria, a craft and costuming company for stage, film, TV, music videos, and animated character costumes.
Presently she is an Erasmus Mundus Scholar with the Choreomundus master’s program studying Anthropology and Ethnochoreology of dance and intangible cultural heritage where she also serves as Programme Representative (PR) in the Erasmus Mundus Alumni Association (EMAA). Her present research is in discovery the role of motion capture as a tool for preserving and transmitting African ICH for film and virtual reality.