Afro Dance and Creative Arts are inspired to work in collaboration with other artists in Ghana and Australia, to promote the African culture and history, making it relevant in an ever evolving contemporary world.
EXA Ghana Journey
In 2014, Afro Dance & Creative Arts were invited by Dr Kate Donohue and Cross Cultural Collaborative to run a 3 day workshop as part of their EXA Ghana Journey 2014. We facilitated a traditional Ghanaian drumming, dance and culture workshop on the rituals and symbolisms on the themes of weddings, funerals and war through rhythm, song and dance.
EXA Ghana Journey is an Expressive Arts Therapy cultural indigenous program directed by Arts Therapist Kate Donohue and supported by Aba from Cross Cultural Collaborative in Nungua, Ghana. The group explored the indigenous roots of expressive arts therapy through the Ghanaian arts and healing. This was a 2 weeks course.
Dance Choreographer/Lecturer Seidu Mohammed Karfo lead the workshop through a series of lectures, demonstrations and practical workshops, using his SFD model, with the company’s group and its collaborative artists.
Please see our videos for a review this workshop.
To Read more about the participant’s experiences, refer to an article published in IEATA’s Ripening Seed Journal: The Harvest of Approaches in Expressive Arts Therapy, Edited by Kate T. Donohue, Ph.D., REAT.
Read more about this year’s EXA Ghana Journey 2016 coming up in August.
Dance Works in Development
Harvest of the Gods is our latest dance creative, which is currently in development.
This dance explores the cycle of harvest, the hardship and sacrifices, and the rituals of harvest. It expresses the dialogue between all the elements that is imbued in harvest: water, earth, air, labour, seed and the spiritual Ancestors that guide our people through years of history.