The Others Productions is an international performing Arts group with vast experience in performing and cultural arts from Kenya. We seek to address the re-invention of arts, especially dance, in its role of social activism and bring together national and international artists.
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.
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
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.
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''!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
is part of his motivation in his creative discipline. Though its dance that has
earned him a strong reputation.
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
Modern contemporary dance and theatre production,
and directed by Jade Pesaa and Prince Papa,
Manager: Oscar Adema.
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.
social beings, we always share our stories, stories depicting our lives, from
childhood to our current statuses: stories of our achievements and failures.
have a “sense of shame”, so as we narrate these stories of progression or
degeneration there are always the “brief insights” we avoid deliberately.
are our “secrets”...the ones we die with; these are the “in betweens”...
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.
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.