Popular Dance in Ghana: From Azonto to Afro-Pop Dance
Profile: Terry Bright Ofosu
Terry Bright Kweku Ofosu received his Diploma in Dance (Theatre Arts) in 1993 and Master of Fine Arts graduate degree in 2009, all at the University of Ghana Legon. He is currently an assistant lecturer at the Department of Dance Studies where he has been teaching since January 2011, and is also a final year PhD candidate at the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana. Mr. Ofosu’s teaching areas include Popular Dance Technique, Dance Composition, Dance Aesthetics and Criticism, Orientation to Dance Theatre, Dance Cultures of the World, Theatre Management and Traditional dance. Ofosu’s research interests are in popular dance and the socio-political influences in Ghana, Dance, Film and 3D animation, as well as the Management of dance activities within Ghanaian communities (Theatre Management in Dance). Ofosu’s background as a Scholar and former National Dance Champion of Ghana (1989), has won him several invitations to adjudicate in dance, beauty and talent reality show contests on national television. He has been the assistant choreographer in the Confederation of African Nations (CAN) 2008 Football tournament opening ceremony dance, African Hocky Federation (AfHF) 2009 tournament opening ceremony dance in Ghana. Ofosu has also done several choreographies for pageants such as Miss World Exquisite, Male Model Africa, Miss Legon, Miss Ghana, Ghana’s Most Beautiful and Miss Ghana/ Lebanon.
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