THE NATIONAL Dance Company, Azaguno Inc. and the National Drama Company, alongside the National Symphony Orchestra as well as international artists, will on Thursday, June 28, to Saturday, June 30, perform ‘Agoro’ at the National Theatre in Accra.
“Agoro” is a concert of new African music, dance and dramatic sketches that will mark the silver jubilee of the National Theatre. Undeniably, it is equally a moving or eclectic work that was inspired by African history, culture and creative arts.
Presented by the National Theatre, Azaguno Inc. and the Ohio University with Prof. Paschal Younge (composer), Prof. Zelma Badu-Younge (choreographer), Mawuli Semevor (Director of Drama), Isaac Annor (Conductor) and Nii Tete Yartey (Artistic Director), the performance is expected to be a unique theatrical experience for the arts-loving public.
Featuring the National Fire Service Band, Bi-Tonic Singers, and the Duakwa Youth Brass Band, together with Sashar Zarif (Canada), Dr. Kris Olsen, Dr. Jen Petrie, Mustapha Braimah and Gabriela Bliss (USA) among others, ‘Agoro’ will also include a tribute performance for late directors of the National Theatre.
As part of the programme, a three-day symposia and workshops titled “Arts, Health and Wellness” will be organized in collaboration with the Ministries of Tourism, Arts and Culture; Health; Education; Youth and Sports; and Gender, Children and Social Protection.
They are expected to create fora for the intellectual exchange of ideas, concepts and recommendations to aid artistes, students, arts teachers, educators, sports enthusiasts, health workers, policy makers and others.
Enterprise Group, Ohio University, Prestige Hotel, GTP, Pgees Catering and Azaguno Inc are supporting the performance.