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Dance Masterclass – ‘Togo Atsia’ x International Women’s Week

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Judith, CEO of African Heritage invites you to join her in celebrating both her birthday and International Women’s Week (IWW).

Former Principal Dancer with Adzido Pan African Dance Ensemble and university lecturer, Judith has taught and performed African dance traditions for over 30 years both nationally and internationally.

The theme for IWW 2017 is ‘Be Bold for Change’. Togo Atsia‘ is a dance of women from West Africa, which highlights our beauty, grace and strength and will leave you feeling empowered!

When we dance, we emanate positive vibrations into the universe, so let’s come together and dance for change.. – Judith Palmer

This unique workshop will offer you experience and technique of Togo Atsia, and the opportunity to explore the music and ‘Pure Vibrations’.

Live drumming from Charles James, Nii Boye and Shinto!


More about the dance below


 

SATURDAY 11TH MARCH 2017

12PM – 2PM

MOONSHOT CENTRE, FORDHAM PARK, NEW CROSS. SE14 6LU

COST:
£15 Advanced online booking
£20 On the day
20% Off for advanced group bookings of 5 or more

Note: If buying for a group larger than 7, please email us to activate your discount.


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About the dance:


horsetailsTogo Atsia is a dance performed by ewe speaking women from communities in Togo and Benin,West Africa. The word ‘atsia’ means “style” or “to display” making this dance name Togo Style.

The dances are usually interwoven with short skits, to present their views of social issues in the community; particularly about the dynamic between men and women, and the inequality often experienced.

In events filled with music and community,  the subtle and stylish Togo Atsia is performed with horsetails. This display acts as the women’s voice; it is their turn to speak.

 

 

Take a look at a snippet of the Togo Atsia in action:

(source: youtube, strong spirit Gh entertainment)

 

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