Freddie Opoku-Addaie is a London-born highly experienced and critically acclaimed choreographer, dancer/performer and the recipient of many choreographic awards and commissions. Freddie’s Ghanaian heritage and partly being raised there informs his performance art in which he weaves together disparate movement styles, ritualistic folk practices and structured choreography to make affecting work. The results are viscerally affecting works that reflect diverse contemporary notions of the group, the individual and the outsider.
Freddie is a recipient of the Robin Howard Commission, One Dance UK (Dance of the African Diaspora) Trailblazer Fellow/Champion (co-curating their annual showcase events at The Place in 2016) and former Associate Artist of the Royal Opera House – ROH2 (London).
He was twice a finalist choreographer/performer in The Bloomberg Place Prize; and his work has been presented at Aerowaves/ Dance Across Europe, Jardin d’Europe (Romania), B-Motion (Italy), Attakkalari Biennial Festival (India), Royal Opera House (UK), Horniman Museum and Gardens (UK), Musée de la Civilization (Canada), Tate Britain & Tate Modern (London), amongst others.
Freddie is currently a Studio Wayne McGregor Dance Artist, Queen Mary Visiting Fellow Artist, and Guest Programmer at Dance Umbrella international Festival curating Out Of The System (London).
Re-Search: Freddie, Dance Umbrella Guest Programmer, will curate the third version of Out of the System for Dance Umbrella 2019. Out of the System is a special weekend celebration of dance, performance and music, created by artists who are reimagining our shared local & global experiences. Freddie will explore artists outside of the UK system, from mainland Europe, Asia, South America, Africa and will curate an Open House style event with audiences catching a rich range of performances across several spaces.