Creative Entrepreneurship 2015 Class V Profiles: Emanuel Elias

Contemporary Dance

Contemporary Dance

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Profile
Name: Emanuel Elias
Occupation: Contemporary Dancer
Location/Base: Nafasi Art Space, Dares salaam, Tanzania
Social Media or Website links:Facebook, YouTube

Bio
I am a professional dancer focus on contemporary dance as well as Hip-hop/Bongo-flavor dance. Two years after my primary education I noticed my talent. I then joint a street Hip-hop group with other friends. Later on I danced for a well-known Bongo flavor artists i.e Diamond platnumz and Ommy dimpoz.

Professional Dance Experience
January 2015: Cabinet of Curiosities (Nafasi Art Space, Tanzania)
Silhouette performance by Ian Mwaisunga (Tanzania), selected dancer
November 2014: Serengeti fiesta music festival (Tanzania)
Participate in dance for bongo flavor artist well know as Ommy Dimpoz selected dancer
October 2014: Time 2 Dance festival (Tanzania)
Traditional dance from Madagascar called “Malai” by Julie Iarisoa, selected dancer
“Double Face” by Julie Iarisoa (Madagascar), selected dancer
“Kinyago”; by Vanessa Tamburi (Italy), selected dancer
January 2013: Ant-malaria campaign “ZINDUKA” by PSI Tanzania
Drama on advocate war against Malaria, Actor (Uncle).
June 2009: Tanzania breweries (TBL) Serengeti beer brand
TVC Chui, Actor as a leopard. (Animated leopard)
November 2010: Miss Tanzania (Tanzania)
Tanzania house of talents performance, selected dancer

Education
2014 – 2015: Muda Africa Contemporary dance school, Diploma level
1996–2012: Ubungo NHC Primary School, Dar es Salaam

Workshops – MUDA Africa Dance School
April 2015 – Introduction to release technique, Silje from Panta Rei Dance (Norway)
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 (Muda Africa – 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 Saada Mohamed (Bagamoyo)

Portfolio

Rehearsals, GoDown Art Centre, Nairobi, Kenya

Rehearsals, GoDown Art Centre, Nairobi, Kenya


Dance studios at GoDown Art Centre

Dance studios at GoDown Art Centre


with Samwel at the Studios

with Samwel at the Studios


Group photo, Tanzania

Group photo, Tanzania


Dance Rehearsals

Dance Rehearsals


Zinduka!

Zinduka!


Vision
Convey the message that is within my heart and that of other people through dance to help them convey their message to maintain the culture and promote love through dance.

Mission
Showcasing African culture through Contemporary Dance

12-18 Months Plan
8 Month – Learn authorship of dance

4 Month – Visit concerts with various groups to learn things

3 Month – Start making dance

3 Month – Show on secondary schools and on different concerts

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