Organization: National Dance Company of Ghana
Title: Various pieces
Year: founded in 1962
Location: Ghana, touring internationally
Materials: Dance, music
What is the organization’s impact? The primary goal of the organization is to earn money for the nation and to train instructors to go abroad and spread the culture of Ghanaian dance. There are “members from various ethnical [sic] groups in Ghana, where dance stands for respect and reconciliation. It has made an important contribution to preventing the ethnical [sic] conflicts that wage in so many other African countries.” (source)
How does this project relate to this change as art? It helps to lift members out of poverty, and creates cultural connections between various ethnic groups found in Ghana.
What makes this an artistic project? It’s a dance company (with musical accompaniment)