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Freddie Opoku-Addaie

Background

Freddie Opoku-Addaie ~ Performer

Freddie is a choreographer, performer, teacher and Artistic Director of Jagged Antics.  Born in East London, partly raised in Ghana, his career path in Dance started through youth projects with East London Dance and The Place. He graduated from London Contemporary Dance School (LCDS) in 2002. While at LCDS he received a scholarship to study at California Institute for the Arts.

He choreographed his first major work, The Makin’s of U, as part of Random Dance’s AWOL in 2004. Since then his work has been performed at The Place’s Robin Howard Theatre, Stratford Circus, Queens Theatre, Hornchurch, SouthBank Centre, Swindon Dance, amongst others. In 2006, Opoku-Addaie worked on Kim Brandstrup’s research and development project, ‘Dancelines’ and was commissioned to make We Flew as part of the Summer Collection 07 at the Royal Opera House for ROH2.

Freddie is the recipient of the 2009 prestigious Robin Howard Choreographic Commission, ADAD Trailblazer Award and with Art Council England support will   present an evening of his works in the spring, including Silence Speaks Volumes a finalist of the Place Prize 2006 and 1st prize at the VI Certamen International de Coreografia Burgos-New York in Spain 2007. As a result of the overwhelming critical acclaim of the work, Jagged Antics toured Spain in 08, including performing at a gala in the Centro Cultural De La Villa, Madrid. He is also currently touring a co-choreographed duet Bf with Jorge Crecis.

As a creator, performer, student and teacher Opoku-Addaie has worked with Wayne McGregor/ Random Dance, Jonzi D, Saburo Teshiigawara/Karas, Elsa Wooliaston Almeida Theatre, East London Dance, Mark Murphy/ V-Tol, Rashpal Singh Bansal, Pan Intercultural Arts, Thomas Small, Saju Hari, CandoCo Dance Company, Clod Ensemble, Project Phakama, RichMix, Jerwood Bank 08 with Siobhan Davies Dance, amongst others.

Freddie Opoku-Addaie latest work Absent Made Present will be performed in the Linbury Studio Theatre as part of New Dance Commissions.