Maiden edition of Ghana Dance Festival launched

The maiden edition of the Ghana Dance Festival (GDF) has been launched in Accra to celebrate the art.

The three month long festival will start from August 1 to October 31, 2015 with interesting activities for selected days on the event calendar.

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of CA-IM and organizer of the festival, Robert Klah said dance is a part of everyday life and must be celebrated.

“Dance is a part of our everyday life, so visible and yet uncelebrated. With the festival we wish to celebrate dance, bring together all dancers under one umbrella to address our needs career-wise, and to be able to package our craft well to earn a good living, while selling our culture to the rest of the world.

CEO of CA-IM
“We want to be able to leave a legacy that continues to support the dance industry. For this reason we have created a dance TV program called Dancetera, designed to address anything and everything dance in and out of Ghana,” he added.

Deputy Minister of Culture Tourism and Creative Arts, Dzifa Gomashie

The Deputy Minister of Culture, Tourism and Creative Arts Mrs. Dzifa Gomashie lauded the organisers for a festival like this, urging that the country ought to “develop our arts together and promote what we have as Ghanaians.”

The launch saw exciting performances from the Divinity Blazers, Shebre Dance Group, Apex Ballroom and 4 Bent Dance Crew whose respective dance acts gave guests what to expect when the actual festival begins.

Shebre Dance Group

4 Bent Dance Crew

Divinity Blazers

Apex Ballroom
Programmes earmarked for the celebration include dance aerobics, dance productions, seminars and honours.

Others are the “Lords of Street Dance”, “Club Jam”, “Highlife Jam”, “Gospel Rock Show”, “Retro Jam/Dance For Charity”, “Accra Must Dance” and more.

The dance festival is organised by CA-IM with support from the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts and the National Dance Company.


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