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National Theatre to organise Arts, Health and Wellness Symposium

THE NATIONAL theater is set to organise an international symposium on the Arts, Health and Wellness as part of a performance dubbed ‘Agoro’ which is scheduled for Monday June 25 to Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at the National Theatre in Accra.


According to the organisers, the topics lined up for presentations and discussions include; Contributions of the Arts to Health and Wellness, Contributions of Music and Dance to Healing of Individuals and Communities, Musical Healing Rituals of the Twelve Apostles Church in Ghana and Music, Alcohol and Wellbeing – The Ghanaian Experience.


Others topics include; Movement through the Arts – How Music Facilitates Paths of Movement, Physiological and Socio-Aesthetic Effects of Praise and Worship Tradition on Congregants in Ghanaian Churches and Whole Person Wellness and the Transformation of Health and Healthcare.


In a release copied to the DAILY HERITAGE, keynote speakers are, Prof. Modest Mawulolo Amegago (York University, Canada), Dr Kristofer Olsen (Montana State University, USA), Dr Jeffrey Russell (Ohio University) and Dr Angela Ofori-Atta (University of Ghana, Legon).


The rest are Dr Happy-Mary Ablordey (University of Education Winneba), Devine Gbagbo (Ohio University), Amos Darkwa (University of Cape Coast), Sashar Zarif (multi-disciplinary artist / educator (Canada), Ursula Payne (Slippery Rock University USA), Dr Jennifer Petrie (University of Pittsburg, USA) and John Dordzro (University of Cape Coast.)


The symposium is being organised by the National Theatre of Ghana in collaboration with Ohio University and Azaguno Inc.


Members of the symposium organising committee are Dr Sylvanus Kwashie Kuwor (chairman), Dr Angela L. Ofori-Atta, Mr Nii-TeteYartey, John Owoo, Prince Kwarteng-Crooklyn, Dr Zelma Badu-Younge and Dr Paschal Yao Younge


Enterprise Group, Ohio University, Prestige Hotel, GTP, Pgees Catering and Azaguno Inc. are supporting the symposium and performance.


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