CHOREOMUNDUS ALUMNI INVOLVED IN THE MAIDEN EDITION OF THE HERITAGE THEATRE SERIES TO BE STAGED IN GHANA
By: Baffour Awuah
Eric Baffour Awuah, an alumni of the first Choreomundus cohort and Miss Sena Atsugah an MFA in dance candidate at the School of Performing Arts, University of Ghana direct the dance sections of the first ever Heritage Theatre Series in Ghana. The Heritage Theatre series is an artistic attempt of re-enacting the history of Ghana from ancient to modern times through a series of choreographies and plays. The first production, entitled Wogbe Jeke: The Birth of a nation, is scheduled for the 4th of July at the National Theatre of Ghana. The play will tell the story of Ghana from the migration and settlement of major ethnic groups through to the periods of slave trade, colonialism and the struggle for independence. The play ends at the declaration of independence by the first president of Ghana Osaagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.
A few months before our Master Programme was concluded, we and our mates from cohort 1 decided to carry on with the peculiar activities of our Choreomundus group through creating an Alumni Association. What we were mainly attempting to do was to conserve and to strengthen the transnational network that Choreomundus had created. A network of experiences made of dialogical and practical sharing of dance. Our main hope was to re-create the possibility for transnational conferences on dance studies in general and dance anthropology in particular, as well as for transnational, multicultural dance workshops and performances.
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