Sep. 6 (on going)
Join Nani Agbeli on a 1.5 hour journey through an intensive Ghanaian traditional master dance class.
Nani was born into a tradition and culture rich in music and dance. Every dance movement expresses a specific meaning and represents history. To help students truly master the dances, Nani promotes understanding of the physical motion as well as the historical meaning in order to create a personal, inner connection with the material.
Nani will help you:
- Experience personal connection to Ghanaian dance
- Understand and enjoy each movement fully
- Break out of your comfort zone
- Challenge your expectations of yourself
Class is every Sunday, starting Sep. 6. From 6-730 pm.
Nov. 12 - 16
Nani Agbeli will be teaching and performing with the Ghanaian, West African Ensemble at Tennessee Technical University. Directed by Cale Koester, this will be part of their end-of-semester performance. Audiences will be treated to four Ghanaian pieces: Adzogbo, a war dance, Gota, a recreational and social dance, Kinka, a recreational and social dance; and Bawa, a celebration and social dance.
Performance on Saturday, Nov. 16. At 6 pm.
1 William L Jones Dr, Cookeville, TN 38505. Free Admission!
Nani will be leading and performing with the Ghanaian, West African Ensemble at Pomona College, this will be part of their end-of-semester performance. Audiences will be treated to two main Ghanaian pieces: Adzogbo, a war dance; and Gahu, a recreational and social dance.
Performance on Monday, December 3 At 7 pm.
333 N. College Way. Claremont, CA 91711. Free Admission!
Nani Agbeli will be performing with the Ghanaian, West African Ensemble at Mount Holyoke College Directed by Faith Conant, this will be part of their end-of-semester performance. Audiences will be treated to two Ghanaian pieces: Adzogbo, a war dance; and Gahu, a recreational and social dance and more. Free Admission.
Performance on Friday, Dec. 13 at 8pm.
50 College St, South Hadley, MA 01075
USC Visions & Voices
USC Visions and Voices is an amazing initiative that brings together a wide range of cultural events. For their 2019-2020 season, our Artistic Director, Nani Agbeli, will be giving a presentation that demonstrates the power of Ghanaian culture and opens a conversation about the related philosophical notions of sankofa in health, wellness, and community life. Volta Drum Dance is proud to be able to support Nani with a performance and to be able to share the stage with other prominent artists, including C.K. Ladzekpo and David Locke. Nani will also be giving a workshop the week after the presentation, Thursday April 9th. Visit the link below for more information and to RSVP. http://visionsandvoices.usc.edu/events/listing.php?event_id=30335679244218
Tommy's Place (TCC) USC
Saturday, April 4. from 6-9 pm.
3601 Trousdale Pkwy, Los Angeles, CA