Creative Entrepreneurship 2015 Class V Profiles: Samwel Japhet

Performance at Nafasi

Performance at Nafasi

samwel Japhet

samwel Japhet


Profile
Name: samwel Japhet
Occupation: Contemporary dancer and trainer
Location: Dares-salaam, Tanzania
Social media/website:
Facebook
YouTube Channel

Bio
I am a young professional dancer passionate with African Contemporary dance as well as traditional dance and ballet. Dance is my job, which I believe in the future it will improve my life economically. I am new in contemporary dance but I am very fast learner as I have only two years of experience but I have danced in many performances as well as two international festivals.

Work and Performance
January 2015: Cabinet of Curiosities (Nafasi Art Space, Tanzania)
Choreography as a mermaid, by Ian Mwaisunga (Muda Africa), selected dancer
Traditional and Contemporary dance, by Makini Organization, selected dancer
December 2014: GUTz Tanzania AIDs day festival (Tanzania)
Dance theatre by Makini Organisation, selected dancer
October 2014: Time 2 Dance Festival
Traditional dance from Madagascar called “Malai” by Julie Larisoa, selected dancer
“In the forest” Robert Ngoloma (Tanzania/Sweeden), selected dancer
September 2014: Tanzania Movie Talent (TMT) at Mlimani city mall
Opening dance for TMT 2014 awards event, selected dancer
October 2013: Time 2 Dance festival (Tanzania)
“Straggle inside” by Makini Organization, selected dancer
September 2013: Bagamoyo International Art Festival (Tasuba, Bagamoyo)
Dance theatre by Makini Organization, selected actor/dancer

Education
April 2015 – Introduction to release technique, Silje from Panta Rei Dance (Norway)
2014 – 2015: Muda Africa Contemporary Dance school, Diploma in Contemporary Dance
2010 – 2013: Makini Organization, Certificate in Dance and theatre

Training’s
January 2014 – December 2014 – Certificate in Contemporary dance, Muda Africa, Tanzania.
May – August 2014 – Certificate in Contemporary Dance, Haba na Haba dance project; trained by: Nora Chapaumire (Zimbabwe/USA), Kefa Oiro (Kenya), Robert Ngoroma (Tanzania)

Workshops
December 2014 – Introduction to Computer: Adobe Audition for Music editing by Victor Suleiman (Music Mayday).
December 2014 – Introduction Self-management (Cv and portfolios, pricing and marketing, Computer: Ms Word and Excel) by Mussa Sango (Ruka Company Tanzania) and Mussa Kondela (Veta Trainer)
November 2014 – Contemporary techniques, by Andre Jolles (Germany)
October 2014 – Contemporary dance with ballet technique, by Anna Bussey (Canada)
September 2014 – Contemporary dance technique (lifting, holding, contact dance), by Silje from Pantarei (Norway)
September 2014 – Introduction to Germaine Acogny technique, by Aida Colmenero Diaz (Spain)
August 2014 – African Contemporary dance by Julie Larisoa (Madagascar)
July 2014 – Capoeira technique by Leila el Krekshi (Libya/Finland)
July 2014 – Stretching and Strengthening/Body anatomy by Emilie & Otilie (Norway)
July 2014 – Introduction to flying low technique, by Isack Peter Abeneko
July 2014 – Fitness through Karate techniques by Suleiman Kombo (Tanzania)
June 2014 – Introduction to Choreography creation by Nora Chapaumire (Zimbabwe/USA)
May/June 2014 – Haba na haba contemporary dance training with Nora Chapaumire (Zimbabwe/USA),
Kefa Oiro (Kenya) and Robert Ngoroma (Tanzania/Sweden)
February 2014 –Tanzanian traditional dances, by Sada Mohamed (Bagamoyo)

Portfolio

Dance Performance

Dance Performance

Rehearsals at the GoDown Art Centre, Nairobi

Rehearsals at the GoDown Art Centre, Nairobi

Performance at Nafasi Centre, Dares-Salaam

Performance at Nafasi Centre, Dares-Salaam

Performance at Nafasi Art Centre

Performance at Nafasi Art Centre


Vision
To become a big choreographer all over the world through my street children programme and show people my different style of dance

Mission
Use dance to help interested street children fulfill their dreams

18 month Plan
10 month – looking for different shows and doing 20 solos in different festivals and I will volunteering in 10 different organizations
1 month – looking for the space of starting working and teaching and looking for who is my consumer plus I will be looking if I will get any benefit from my class and my customer
4 month – starting teaching and looking for another job
1 month – I will be going to the street to teach the street children and advise them

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