Agbevivina: Life is Sweet is a collaboration of cultures through dance and music.
A group of dancers and musicians from the Detroit area are working hard on a project that is both a collaboration of local artists, and a developing collaboration between cultures. Dancer and choreographer Kayt MacMaster is creating an original work of choreography, entitled Agbevivina: Life is Sweet. The project is inspired by her experience studying dance and drumming in Ghana in the summer of 2011. The dance is being created with American dancers using elements of Western dance, Ghanaian dance, and guided improvisation. It is being choreographed to an original score created by student musicians at Oakland University.
The artists have been invited to share the dance and music with the Saakumu Dance Troupe, a group of traditional Ghanaian dancers at the Dagara Music and Arts Center in Accra, Ghana. This is a unique opportunity for the Saakumu dancers as their exposure to contemporary Western dance is limited. Our goal is to take the dance, the music, and the collaborative process to more deeply explore cooperation between two cultures.
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Updates on the progress of the project, access to a blog while we are in Ghana, video footage of both the stage performance and the performance in Ghana, and access to all pictures. Copies of the performance and music will also be made available.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012