Silence Speaks Volumes

Freddie Opoku Addaie (5)

Collaborating artists

Choreography: Freddie Opoku-Addaie with performers

Original Performers: Azzurra Ardovini, Joo-Hee Yang, Chris Rook, Jane Shepp Freddie Opoku-Addaie

Soundscore: Sarah Shanson & Fried’ Dähn

Costume Design: Joanne Plum & Natasha Lewis

Original Lighting Design: Andy Downie

Commissioned by: The Place Prize sponsored by Bloomberg

Supported by: The Place, ROH2, East London Dance, Jerwood Space and Pan Intercultural Arts

Observation & Reflections: Mita Banerjee, John Martin, Kerry Nicholls, Patricia Rianne, Rashpal Singh Bansal, Hilary Stainsby




National Dance Network Dance3 tour, Mar – May 2010:
Laban Theatre, London; The Junction, Cambridge; Forum, Hambleton; Stratford Circus, London; Dance House, Cardiff; The Spa, Bridlington Spa; The Green Room, Manchester; Riley Theatre, Leeds; Corn Exchange, Newbury; The Hat Factory, Luton; The Garage, Norwich

The Place, Robin Howard Theatre London, full evening of Freddie’s works: Mis-thread, Set in Stone and Bf – 7-9 May 2009

State Of Emergency Showcase at Swindon Dance, Swindon – 10 May 2008

Gran Gala De Creadores 2008, Coreografos Del XXI, 150 Aniversario Del Teatro Principal De Burgos, Spain – 9 Apr 2008

Gran Gala De Creadores 2008, Coreografos Del XXI, Casa De Cultural Aranda De Duero, Spain – 8 Feb 2008

Gran Gala at Teatro Fernan Gomez Centro de Arte Madrid , Spain  – 29 July 2007

Certamen Internacional de Coreografia Burgos,1st Prize at Burgos, New York Choreography Competition, Spain – 26-28 July 2007

Stratford Circus presented by East London Dance – London  29 Mar 2007

The Place Prize Semi Finals/Finals sponsored by Bloomberg, London – 13-30 Sept 2006

By Freddie Opoku-Addaie

Five performers stalk the stage in an intense physical dialogue that communicates more potently than speech.  Freddie’s breakthrough choreographic work Silence Speaks Volumes has its five performers stalking and occupying the stage in an intense physical dialogue that’s more potent than speech.


“The result is fresh, confident dance making from an original choreographer.” Time Out

“Happily they also spotted the potential of Freddie Opoku-Addaie, whose Silence Speak Volumes gave notice of a potentially major talent, boldly mixing and matching disparate dance styles and making them work.” New moves in British dance are seen by Keith Watson


Freddie Opoku Addaie (1)