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Friday, June 6, 2014

Oscar Adema






Production Manager,

#inbitwins



Oscar Adema,Holds a bachelor’s in drama and theatre studies with an experience of more than 10 years in performing arts. A founding member of the Kenya Performing Arts group (K-PAG)/ Kenya Cultural centre, ardent performer and director at the Others Productions;Dance and theatre company..His passion for performing arts been core elements in his life. Among other roles and responsibilities and productions Creative director “Kipawa Sato”,Nairobi International Festival for the Arts, Musical Maasai Market,"Ondieki the Fisherman" he struggles to create a working link between broadcasting and performing arts in the country. 


Oscar Adema
   
 
Currently the Art Director,at Kelele FM and Gereji Matata, he seeks to ensure that stories made elaborate by use of props and make-up, an appealing set design and above all, good workmanship with lights and costume. At Gereji Matata the production is moreso deals with work related issues and conflicts, and also their domestic lives especially for Mr. Kibuyu and Tufena.Its Shot in different locations hence the creation of a Matata Area that could symbolize any peri-urban society, with different factors of production.

PAPA PRINCE OMUGA TAYA







IN BITWIN PERFORMER;


PAPA PRINCE OMUGA TAYA



Papa prince Omuga Taya was born Julius Awiti in Kisumu , Kenya but grew up in the capital, Nairobi. Papa had the normal life of the town-folk of frequenting his village every Christmas year. This gave him the opportunity to socialize with the wise old men in the country.

He went to different primary and secondary schools, both in the urban and rural areas, and this has enabled him to feel the pinch of life in Kenya.
After completing his high school, Papa moved and settled permanently in Nairobi and tried his hand in many untrained jobs 


He later realized that he needed to be in a professional field at least to get some skills in his work. He joined an African -Dance group (Kalahari African Dance Troupe) where he studied different types of African dances, drumming and culture related practices for two years thereafter selected to join a dance and theatre company, Kenya Performing Arts group (K-PAG) for another two years. Through which he studied Ballet, Jazz, Salsa, and Movement, Physical Theatre and whatever form or aspect of ART that came his way. 


Papa has toured his own country Kenya, Burundi, Netherlands, UK and Belgium for international performances. He has offered both national and international dance workshops to primary, high schools, colleges, dance and theatre schools, prisons and in special schools for the hard students.
From all the experiences he has learnt to date, Papa is collaborating with Jade Pesaa with Directing and choreography of the “In Betweens” performance, in which they want to combine dance and theatre together to promote art in Kenya and offer our audiences something new.
In his community they say, ‘‘in as much as the hen will want to guard its chick from the eagle, it will also fear for its own life''!


Papa also has other interests, he longs to study literature, photo-journalism and above all, maybe become a politician so as to change way of life in Kenya and the world as a whole.



Since he believes that the world is just one big stage, we come, we act and we leave, and leave it better for the betterment of nature and its whole being and existence.
For more info visit his blog:  www.omugataya.blogspot.com


JADE PESAA







IN BITWIN PERFORMER;



JADE PESAA



Born in Kenya, Jacob Oketch a.k.a Jade Pesaa is a member of The Others Productions Dance Company and also a project coordinator at Shangari communications which is a CBO since 2011. 

He was born in the year 1987 in Mombasa county of Kenya, went to airport view primary school, then Changamwe high school and cleared in 2004.



He Joined Travelling Theatre troupe (3T) in 2003 to November 2005 when he relocated to Nairobi to train and dance with the Kenya Performing Arts Group (K-PAG) based at the Kenya National Theatre to 2008.



In 2008 he became a member of Kunja Dance Theatre, Dance Forum Nairobi (DF-N), and Dance into Space (DIS) based at the Godown arts centre.


Jade’s fascination with exploring various forms of arts has led him to work with many artists, directors, choreographers, and producers in Kenya and abroad. He has used many different kinds of performing arts as expressive language.


This is part of his motivation in his creative discipline. Though its dance that has earned him a strong reputation.





More information visit: http://fortunejadearts.wordpress.com

IN BITWINS PERFORMANCE 2014





NEWS ALERT!!




****BRAND NEW PERFORMANCE**** ****BRAND NEW PERFORMANCE**** 



The Others Productions,Dance and Theatre company is pleased to announce its latest creation.."Inbitwins "..

Premier Date: To Be announced:)


Status: Working Progress/Good


short description;




A Modern contemporary dance and theatre production,

Choreographed and directed by Jade Pesaa and Prince Papa,

Production Manager: Oscar Adema.





SYNOPSIS



People in the world grow; socially, economically, spiritually, and or politically either retrogressively or progressively, there is a story that grows within US and so are the In-betweens.



As social beings, we always share our stories, stories depicting our lives, from childhood to our current statuses: stories of our achievements and failures.


We have a “sense of shame”, so as we narrate these stories of progression or degeneration there are always the “brief insights” we avoid deliberately.

These are our “secrets”...the ones we die with; these are the “in betweens”... (IN-BITWINS)


And for real, everybody has HELL lots of “In Betweens”. But perhaps the “In Betweens” might be the biggest story of your long story, a story to change a life or relay the great lesson learnt if told.



Until the time when others will be comfortable spilling out all their beans, personal liberty and freedom shall remain just but empty words and man shall remain perpetually “in between” the walls of mental slavery.