Freddie Opoku-Addaie is a choreographer, performer, Lecturer and Artistic Director of Jagged Antics. Born in East London and raised partly in Ghana, Freddie studied at the London Contemporary Dance School and the California Institute for the Arts. Opoku-Addaie performances speak with sensibility for the new generation of the urban experience.
He was awarded a Jardin d’Europe Residency (Bucharest 2010) and Dartington Artist residencies to develop Absent Made Present, commissioned by Royal Opera House ROH2, which premiered in Linbury Studios at the Opera House March 2012. Fidelity Project (2010/11, co- created and Performed with Frauke Requart), and Silence Speaks Volumes (2006) both works commissioned by the Place Prize sponsored by Bloomberg reached the Finals. Both works have toured internationally with Silence Speaks Volumes winning the VI Certamen Internacional de Coreografia (Spain). Fidelity Project has been presented at B-Motion festival (Italy) and London’s Sadler’s Wells.
|Opokuou-Addaie on residency at Beaford Arts in September|
Opoku-Addaie is a recipient of the Robin Howard Foundation Commission (2009), with which he created the trio Mis-thread, presented at festivals including Dance Umbrella’s Brief Encounter (2010). In 2008 he and Jorge Crecis co- created Bf, was selected for Aerowaves Dance Across Europe (2009-2010). Other commissions include Scratch Love for Deloitte Ignite 2010 (Royal Opera House).
He is a fellow of the ADAD Trailblazer Bursary (2008), selected for the Jerwood Bank Project with Siobhan Davies Dance Company (2008), Choreoroam Europe 2009 (an international research project for choreographers, and was also one of the selected choreographers for the Enparts Campus, (Belgrade 2010).
Opoku-Addaie works extensively national and international with vocational institutions, youth companies to leading workshop and create works. He was recently a Guest Lecturer (Theatre Studies) at the University of East London. Opoku-Addaie was a Royal Opera House ROH2 Associate Artist (2009-11).