Henk Opperman - Male Dancer | South Africa, Gauteng(9 Reviews)
Based In: South Africa, Gauteng
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I have spent 22years acquiring as much knowledge,
training as much physical intelligence and
broadening my movement vocabulary as much as I can,
in order to equip myself with skill and experience in Ballet | Contemporary | Jazz | Acrobatics | Hip Hop | Latin | Adage | Musical Theatre | Disco Freestyle & Tap.
I've been privileged to work with some prolific choreographers and movers in my career which has allowed me to experiment with generating movement and even create several choreography works as well.
Henk Opperman (28), born in Bloemfontein,South Africa, started dancing at the age of 6 years old.
Growing up I trained in various dance styles such as competitive DiscoFreestyle, Hip Hop, Acrobatics, Latin American, Modern Dance and Tap at ELIZE COGLE BLOEM DANCE CONNECTION.
I represented South Africa at the 2007 & 2008 Freestyle World Championships in Blackpool, England.
In 2008 I competed and won Kyknet’s national television program ‘Dans! Dans! Dans!’ where I was given the opportunity to work with choreographers such as Alfred Hinkel, Debbie Rakusin and Tebogo Kgobokoe David Ma ... tamela & Christopher Kindo.
By invitation, I starred as a Guest Performer in Jazzart Dance Theatre's 2008 production of ‘I am Cinnamon’ (Under Direction of Alfred Hinkel).
Graduated college in 2011, completing 3 years of formal training at the Cape Academy of Performing Arts receiving a diploma in dance, drama, singing and theatre related studies.
Got accepted into the Cape Dance Company 2008 – 2011, performing nationally and internationally working with choreographers such as Redha Benteifour (France), Christopher Huggins (USA), Adele Blank (SA), Carlos Dos Santos (Brazil), Debbie Turner (SA), David Krugel (Netherlands), Sbonakaliso Ndaba (SA), Kitty Phetla (SA) and Esther Nasser.
(Career Choices and Opportunities that followed continues in "Details of your Experience". . .)
Reviews (9 Reviews)
★ Aug'17 - Feb'19' = DADA MASILO's Swan Lake' produced by The Dance Factory
Austria | Istanbul | Germany | Reunion Island | South America | France | Spain | Netherlands
★ Feb - Sept'17 = 'PRISCILLA: Queen Of The Desert The Musical' produced by Showtime Management
South Africa | China.
★ Nov'16 - Feb'17 = 'AU REVOIR' produced by Followspot Productions
Cape Town (South Africa)
★ April - June'16 = 'IRIS WARRIORS' produced by Donroy Entertainment
International Dance Feature Film (2019)
★ Feb - March'16 = 'BEST OF : BOVIM BALLET' produced by Bovim Bal ... let
Stellenbosch (South Africa)
★ Feb'13 - Dec'15 = 'PRIVATE PRESLEY' produced by Bovim Ballet
Cape Town | Johannesburg (South Africa)
★ May - July 2015 = 'LoveZero' produced by Underground Dance Theatre
Grahamstown | Bloemfontein (South Africa)
★ Feb - April'15 = 'ASKOOP' produced by Underground Dance Theatre
Oudtshoorn (South Africa)
★ May'14 - July'15 = 'BOK' produced by Underground Dance Theatre
Grahamstown | Oudtshoorn | Cape Town (South Africa)
★ Jan - Feb'15 = 'MOFFIE!' produced by Matchbox Dance Theatre
Cape Town (South Africa)
★ Sept - Oct'14 = 'MODE' produced by Underground Dance Theatre in collaboration with Baxter Dance Festiival
Cape Town | Bloemfontein (South Africa)
★ July - Aug'14 = 'THIS PICTURE OF US' produced & choreographed by HENK OPPERMAN & Ipeleng Merafe
Bloemfontein (South Africa)
★ Jan'12 - April'14 = 'QUEEN AT THE BALLET' produced by Bovim Ballet
Stellenbosch | Cape Town | Johannesburg (South Africa)
★ Sept'12 - June'13 = 'DIRTY DANCING: The Musical' produced by Showtime Management & Pieter Torien Productions
South Africa | China | Singapore
★ Feb'12 - Aug'12 = '15 MINUTES OF FAME' produced by Tshwane Dance Theatre
Pretoria (South Africa)
★ Jan - Feb'11 = 'ROMEO'S KISS' produced by Bovim Ballet
Stellenbosch (South Africa)
★ 2009 - 2011 = PRINCIPAL Company Member @ Cape Dance Company
Under Artistic Direction of Debbie Turner (Cape Town, South Africa)
★ Jan'08 - April'08 = Contestant & Winner of 'DANS! DANS! DANS!' television program
Kyknet's National Broadcasting Reality Television Competition (South Africa)
►● DADA MASILO (Choreographer & Artistic Director @ The Dance Factory, Johannesburg)
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►● ANDREW HALLSWORTH (Resident Choreographer @ Priscilla: Queen Of The Desert The Musical, Australia)
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►● STEVEN VAN WYK (Founding Member & Choreographer @ Underground Dance Theatre, Cape Town)
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►● ANTON LUITINGH (Resident Musical Director @ Priscilla: Queen Of The Desert The Musical, International Tour)
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►● SEAN ... BOVIM (Artistic Director & Choreographer @ Bovim Ballet, Cape Town)
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►● DEBBIE TURNER (Artistic Director @ The Cape Town City Ballet + Artistic Director @ Cape Dance Company)
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WORTH mentioning. . .
✓ Cast as RESIDENT CHOREOGRAPHER+DANCE CAPTAIN+SWING in the 2012 touring company of Dirty Dancing: The Musical
✓ PRINCIPAL company member @ Bovim Ballet
✓ PRINCIPAL company member @ Cape Dance Company
✓ WINNER of South Africa's reality television competition Dans! Dans! Dans! in 2008
✓ WINNER at the 2007 Blackpool Freestyle Dance World Champions
✓ SOLOIST ROLE in Dada Masilo's award winning Swan Lake, breaking ground with its african traditional & contemporary fusion
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