Project Activities * Led 6 creative and dance workshops with 25 students in each group (150 students total) * Small performance at the University of Ghana at conclusions of residency
Partners * University of Ghana, Dance Department * National Dance Ensemble * Noyam Dance Company
In November 2014, DtC held creative and dance workshops for a total of 150 participants in Accra, Ghana. The 150 participants were divided into 6 different groups with 25 students per group. The participants were performing arts students from the University of Ghana and National Dance Company.
Clement Mensah, one of Battery Dance Company’s Teaching Artists, reflects on his experience in Accra, Ghana:
Mensah reports that “The workshops took place in school dance studios with wooden dance floors.” When it came to the students’ concentration and participation, the students were “eager to learn and very creative.”
In addition to dancing, Mensah gave a lecture about his journey as a professional dancer. He also says that they would have mini performances at the end of the program as well as a meet-and-greet with the Dean of the School of Performing Arts within the University.
As for the final performance, it was “inspirational to the rest of the school.”