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Full Biography/Profile/History Of 2017 BBNaija Housemate Offiong Edet Anthony ( AKA Thin Tall Tony ( TTT)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
—1st prize winners of the 5th African and Indian Ocean contemporary dance competition held in Madagascar 2003 (Ijodee Dance Company) titled ‘ORI’

Selected by the INTERNATIONAL FUND FOR THE PROMOTION OF CULTURE (UNESCO) for a five-week residency at the dance WEB 2005 (Austria) July to August.

—Performer, Choreographer and Protocol and Logistics Officer in the International Solo and Duo Dance Festival hosted by Ijodee Dance Centre –TRUFESTA from 2006 to 2009.

Semi-finalist “APEX” on the MNET’s Lets Dance Nigeria 2009 edition

—Master of ceremony at the 1st – 5thMacmillan Literary day at The Shell Hall, Muson Centre, Lagos -May since 2004

He has worked with the BAYSIDE BAND – Dance, Choreography and Coordination – in the CALABAR CARNIVAL in 2007 and 2009 and PASSION FOUR BAND in 2010 and 2011(which they won) and also all 3 editions  of the lagos carnival 2010 – 2012

Representative from Nigeria, funded by UNESCO to Austria (Wien) at Dance web 2005

Representative from Nigeria at the Instant Acts Europe Tour in October 2008 and Sept – Nov 2010, Sept – Nov 2011

—Presentation of the contemporary duo titled “Absence” at the 9th edition of the Dance meets Danse festival (DMD) organized by the French Cultural Centre Abuja in Lagos…

—Anchor/Host  for Opa Williams’ National Comedy Challenge Show 2010

—Compere of the International Dance Day (IDD)  Organized by the Dance Guild of Nigeria, Lagos Chapter on the 29th of April 2012 at  THE NEW AFRIKA SHRINE, IKEJA.

—Compere of the Macmillan youth cultural day  at the  shell hall, muson centre, onikan, Lagos. On the 31st may 2012.

—To his credits Offiong has created some works of his which has been performed in both solos and duos (Not Only Here, My Jerusalem, Absence,  Why Not?) TEARS IN THE RAIN (MARCH 2011 AND JUNE 2011) to mention a few.

OTHER PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE INCLUDE

  • —  —MTN’s Project Fame 2009 – Opening ceremony
  • —  —Maltina Family Dance All Reality TV Show 2009
  • —  —Celebrity Takes 2 Seasons I & II.
  • —  —Lagos Black Heritage Festival (2010) & Lagos Carnival 2010
  • —  —Dare 2 Dance: Contemporary, Indian & hip-hop dance show at Silverbird Galleria , June 2009.
  • —  —International dance day celebrations at the National Theatre Lagos from 2003-2009.
  • —  —Annual Private Dance Company’s festival (APDC) –March 09
  • —  —Dance with friends…a night of contemporary dance at the German embassy -December 08.
  • —  —Spirit of David Takes 2 couples dance championship -December 08
  • —  —Vanguard Bankers Awards 2008 and SCMVA  (Sound City Musical Video Awards) 2008
  • —  —CHORALE DE MAGNIFIQUE of the musical play JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICAL COAT -Mar 2008
  • —  —DanceWeb Europe and Impulstanz Vienna , Austria 2005 /2008. Representative from Nigeria, funded by UNESCO
  • —  —Interkunst (Instant Acts)Germany and Italy- Oct. 2008, Germany, Poland and Italy -19th Sept to Nov 30th. 2010, Germany, Italy and Poland  –  10th Sept to 30thOct. 2011. A project against violence & racism
  • —  —Trufesta International Solo & Duo Festival, Workshops & Performances Nigeria (2006-2009)
  • —  —Dance meets Danse Festival, Workshops & Performances, Nigeria (2001-2009)
  • —  —Aboki Ngoma Contemporary Dance Festival, Cameroun 2010
  • —  —SPAN with Andrea Haenggi (2008 & 2009),
  • —  —Contemporary Dance Competition, workshop and performances in Zielona Gora and Warsaw in Poland 2010
  • —  —The one day contemporary and traditional dance workshop held at the Ndere Cultural Centre in September 17th 2004.
  • —  —Certificate of participation in a contemporary dance workshop at the Franco-Namibian cultural centre from the 27th August to the 2nd September 2004
  • —  —7th JOMBA contemporary dance festival at the centre for creative arts (university of KwaZulu-Natal) from the 18th – 29th August 2004
  • —  —Nigerian, British and American collaboration of Chinua Achebe’s THINGS FALL APART at the shell hall, Muson centre on the 3rd November 2003
  • —  —Certificate of participation in the dance workshop conducted by OPIYO OKACH from the 9th – 19th September 2003 at the Maison de Franc, Ikoyi
  • —  —A contemporary dance presentation by Ijodee dance company touring ORI in Enugu, Owerri and Ilorin on the 17th, 18th , 20th and 21st June 2003
  • —  —Certificate of participation at the festival of dances Nigeria (FEDA 2005) on the 22nd September
  • —  —NOYAM international dance festival 2004 in Ghana (December)
  • —  —Dance umbrella 2004 (5th – 27th November) London’s 26th international festival of contemporary dance. Performed on the 10th and 11th November at the place
  • —  —Certificate de participation au centre culturel francaise Arthur Rimbaud du 27 au 28 septembre 2004
  • —  —Certificate of participation award in the 3rd international dance festival (dance meets danse) 23rd February to the 8th March 2003
  • —  —A stage play titled THE OTHER SIDE, at the Muson entre on Sunday 10thNovember 2002
  • —  —Certificate of participation in the professional dance workshop (DANCE WITH NATURE) organized by Ijodee dance company and the dance guild of Nigerian on September 13th 2002
  • —  —Certificate of participation award in the 3rd international dance festival (dance meets danse) March 2003
  • —  —A stage play titled THE OTHER SIDE, at the Muson Centre -November 2002
  • —  —Certificate of participation in the professional dance workshop (DANCE WITH NATURE) organized by Ijodee dance company and the dance guild of Nigerian on September ,2002
  • —  —Play-reading session (13th session) by the national troupe of Nigeria and the French cultural centre titled AMAECHINA – June 2002
  • —  —First Macmillan Youth Literary Day at Agip Recital Hall, Muson Centre Onikan, Lagos – May 2002
  • —  —Bishop Ajayi Crowther ( the triumphs and travails of a legend) written and directed by Prof. Femi Osofisan–April 2002 at the Law School Auditorium, Victoria Island
  • —  —Hip-hop and urban dance workshop -October 2001
  • —  —Certificate of participation in the 2 weeks contemporary dance workshop “BODY AWARENESS IN CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN DANCE” organized by the French cultural centre Lagos -September 2001 at the Muson Centre
  • —  —Award certificate as 1st prize winner in the MUSIC INTERPRETATION (solo) on the 29th day of April 2001
  • —  —OBASEKI, written and directed by DON Pedro Obaseki in 2001
  • —  —The performance studio workshop major theatre outreach workshop in June 2000, presents a contemporary African adaptation of Shakespeare’s MACBETH (MAKBUTU)
  • —  —Millennium dance workshop, organized by the guild of Nigerian dancers (GOND) – November 1999
  • —  —ECHOES FROM A GRAVEYARD, written and directed by Emoruwa Felix Damilola at cinema hall 1, National Arts Theatre – October 1998
  • —  —Certificate of merit/participation – international dance day -April 1998

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

 

—  Nigerian Traditional Dances

—  —Yoruba –Bata, Apepe, Badagry, fisherman dance, farmer’s dance

—  —Igbo –Atilogwu, Abriba, Egwu Umu Agbogor

—  —Hausa –Koroso, Furade Nunu, Shadi,

—  —Kalabari–Ekombi, Uyai,

—  —Tiv–Swange

—  —Nigeria middle belt –Edo, Urhobo, Itsekiri

—  —Contemporary Dance  – from an African Perspective

—  —Hip Hop

—  —Latin Styles – Salsa, Cha-cha, Rumba, Jazz

CREATIONS AND WORKS HE’S PERFORMED

—  —13 minute piece ‘My Jerusalem’ – 2009

—  —25 minute duo title ‘Absence’ performed in Nigeria, Germany, Italy and Poland – 2008

—  —5 minute solo  ‘Instant Reaction’ during TRUFESTA – 2008.

—  —10 minute solo ‘Not Only Here’ –2006

—  —’Tears in the Rain’ 55 minutes -2011 (March and  June)

CHOREOGRAPHERS AND COMPANIES HE HAS WORKED WITH

—  — Ijodee Dance Company – 2003-date

—  —Choreographers worked with:

—  —Jermaine Browne – New York

—  —Koffi Koko – Republic of Benin

—  —Barbara Mayr – Wien, London

—  —Susanne Linke – Berlin

—  —Flat Foot Dance Company (Lliane Loots) – South Africa

—  —Company 5eme Dimension –Senegal

—  —Henrik Kaalund – Germany

—  —David Zambrano – Amsterdam

—  —Jennifer Lacey – France

—  —Sir Louise – USA

—  —CiePoo-lek – Cameroun

—  —Les Jeunes Treteaux – Republic of Chad

—  —Alejandro Morata – Spain

—  —K. Kevin Moturi – Kenya

—  —Bruno Caverna – Brazil

—  —Storm – Germany

—  —Nill-Yartey – Ghana

—  —Late Augusto Cuvilas – Mozambique

—  —Salifou Mamane – South Africa

—  —Opiyo Okach – Kenya

—  —Adedayo.M.Liadi – Nigeria

—  —Valerie Beiger – France

—  —Philippie Olza – Switzerland

—  —Ketty Noel – Mali

—  —Mamadou Diabate – Mali

—  — CompangniesRary (Ariry Anchiamoratsiresy) Madagascar

—  —Andrea Haenggi – USA

—  —Sarah Boulos – Lebanon/Nigeria

—  —Sani-Abu Mohammed (Ijo-Vudu) – USA/Canada

—  —Fred Bendongue – France

—  —Joe Alegado – Corpus Christi

—  —Heddy Maalem – France

—  —Company Phoenix – Cameroun

—  —Feride Geus – Holland

—  —Mamadou M’baye – Berlin/Dakar

—  —Terence Lewis – Mumbai

—  —Sello Pacsa – South Africa

—  —Hafiz Dhaou – Tunisia

—Yaya Savria – Republic of Chad

—Arnold Udoka – Nigeria

—Peter Badejo – England

—Company Phoenix – Cameroun

—ACE dance company – England

—Hyacinthe  Abdoulaye Tobio – Republic of Chad

—Moustapha Gueye – Senegal

—Ismael Ivo – Republic of Benin

—Clement Kakpo – Republic of Benin

—Gilbert Douglas – Zimbabwe.

 

CREDIT: damindofmarc.blogspot.com


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