Haduwa takes arts to Apam

Entertainment of Friday, 24 July 2015

Source: Graphic.com.gh

Haduwa ExerciseStretching exercises precede a dance session

The Haduwa Arts and Culture Institute has started free workshops in various artistic disciplines for young people from Apam and its environs in the Central Region.

Graduates from the School of Performing Arts of the University of Ghana, Ehalakasa performance artistes and other volunteer instructors are taking the young people through dance, drama, music and spoken-word poetry.

The workshops will culminate in a multi-disciplinary production to be staged at the institute at Apam in November.

“We believe artistes are social servants with an obligation to reach and impact their community with hope,” said Benedict Kojo Quaye, also known Sir Black, a key figure in the Ehalakasa arts movement and a co-ordinator for the Haduwa workshops.

The Haduwa Institute was opened in September 2014 and has since hosted international workshops, projects and artistes from around the world.

Located in the heart of Apam along the Atlantic Ocean in the Central Region, it is a welcoming home for all performers and their creations.

“It is a performance space meant for artistic creativity and the building of artistes’ creative imagination. So if you are in Ghana and looking for a cool place to explore your creativity, please do not hesitate to contact us,” said Sir Black.