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Ghana Dance Festival launched in Accra

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AdowaThe Ghana Dance Festival has been launched to commemorate dance forms in Ghana be it art, entertainment and culture.

The annual Dance festival aims at helping develop the dance industry through workshops, career development activities, exhibitions and competitions.

The launch was attended by various dance groups like the Liturgy Dance Group, Ghana Dance Company, Apex Ballroom Dancing Club and Unosalsa Dance Group.

The festival also seeks to foster the right partnerships that could help shape up dancers and the industry at large and also to unite dancers and provide them with an annual mouth piece for expression.

Mr Robert Clark, Chief Executive Officer of Creative Dance in Motion (Caim) said one of the shortest ways for happiness is through dance so the dance festival would be a way of finding common grounds for all dancers to entertain the public.

“It imperative for Dancers to come together and make a living out of what they do because, dance has gone from just being a passion to business,” he said.

Mr Clark explained, that there are opportunities for one to access scholarships to study dance but people are just not aware of it, so the Ghana Dance Festival would educate people to take right path in terms of dance.

Mrs Dzifa Gormashie, Deputy Minister of Culture, Tourism and Creative Arts said it is important for the country to promote the cultural heritage by using the different kinds of the traditional dances.

She noted that the Ministry has supported the national theatre in diverse ways and has organised workshops to promote the tourism and creative arts industry.

Source: GNA

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