A series of professional masterclasses delivered by the festival visiting artists in partnership with Birmingham Pro Class
About the class
This class will explore
- African dance techniques
- Rhythmic Sensitivity
- Understand the demands and function of African dance
- Counter rhythms in the way the body works
- Polyrhythm and drum language.
The workshop will be accompanied by live drumming by Master drummer Nii Boye Owoo
Online booking will close 10 minutes before the start time. Please ensure all personal information is entered correctly when booking your class.
Tickets can also be brought by card at reception, places are subject to availability
Nii Kwartey Owoo is a UK based Ghanaian musician, choreographer and African dance and music lecturer. Nii was given the title Custodian of Culture by his elders at the age of 12, a role that he has since carried with him and one that continues to influence his artistic practice.
Today Nii creates original choreography that blends tradition with current global dance styles, he currently also teaches African dance on the Diverse Dances Styles BA degree course (IRIE! dance theatre). Director of Miishejeloi Dance Theatre (Accra/London) and Miishe African Music and Dance (Leeds) and Asasaa Ensemble.
Photo Credit: Shahor Abdulkadr Omar
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