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NEW Study Abroad Program to Ghana announced | Dance & Community in Culture | Summer 2023

Ghana 2023 Dance and Community Study Abroad Program poster
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Dr. Jason Aryeh is leading/directing a UGA study abroad program to Ghana-West Africa in the summer (June 1st - 30th, 2023) for a month. This program is open to ALL UGA students (regardless of your major or minor), The program is in 2 folds; A dancing/performance and community engagement focus and a non-dancing lecture base with class discussion centered on the history and culture of West Africa and its connection to the African diaspora. One will have to select one area of interest since both course/classes will be engaged in different activities at the same time.

*Dance & Community and *African History and Culture.

Dance & Community (3 Credits) - Students will have the opportunity to choreograph or learn choreography in Ballet, Contemporary/Modern, Hip Hop and African dance movement styles and tour in a performance in different cities and towns in Ghana. Students will also engage with the community in each city visit and collaborate with a local dance company in a special performance in African dance forms/styles.

African History and Culture (3 Credits) - Students will be engaged in a series of lecture class discussions (guest professors from the University of Ghana and the University of Cape Coast) about the history and culture of West Africa and discuss sensitive topics related to the African culture and its connection to the African diaspora. Observing, Analyzing and Understanding the intricacy of the West African history and culture through the Arts. Students will visit historical sites such as the slave castles, forts, traditional palace, rural areas, experience market days and arts centers and engage with the community to enhance their understanding of each topic for discussion.

Applications are open currently. We offer acceptances based on rolling admission, and the application deadline is February 15, 2023.

Please direct all questions to Dr. Jason Aryeh, Faculty member in the Department of Dance.


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