Publication Date

Spring 1996


In 1962, the Ghana Dance Ensemble, the National Dance Company of Ghana, was started as an experiment between Ghana's educational and governmental systems, aiming to pro-Ghanaian culture and national unity. By preserving traditional music and dance through contemporary, theatrical and creative presentation, the Ensemble has been a driving cultural force in Ghana for over 30 years. Yet presenting the traditional performing arts in these new ways brings new challenges to the choreographers and dancers. This is their story a project about the company, those who began it and those who, with their energy and dedication, continue the tradition.