Capacity building workshop for cultural dancers


Accra, June 4, GNA – The Ghana Cultural forum under the auspices of the Ministry Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts has held a two-day workshop in Accra for industry players to keep them of new skills and development in the field.

The participants from cultural dance groups, acrobatics, and folk musicians were drawn from across the country.

They enthusiastically took part in the various sessions, including performance principles, business of the arts, music composition, stage craft, dance techniques and traditional music, which were handled by well-resourced personalities in the field.

The training was organised by the Ghana Dancers Association and sponsored by the Ghana Cultural forum.

Speaking at the workshop, Nana Owoahene Acheampong, Nkabomhene of Kumawu Traditional area and the General Secretary, Ghana Cultural Forum, said the training was part of measures by the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts to make the industry lucrative hence the support for the capacity building.

He said the aim of the workshop was to provide the platform for participants to learn and adopt new skills and knowledge to make the profession attractive to the public.

Nana Acheampong said future workshops would be organised to further enhance the capacity in the dancing discipline and other areas.

Mr George Oppong, Director, Centre for National Culture, Greater Accra, noted that the workshop was vital to promote Ghana’s culture and heritage in the global arena.

Participants in an interview with the Ghana News Agency expressed gratitude to the Tourism Ministry, Ghana Dancers Association and Ghana Cultural Forum for the training section and pledged to exhibit the new knowledge and skills adopted in their performances to make it appealing.