1. Ghana is locatedon the coast inWestern Africa.Capital City: Accra
2. Learning Objective-To learn about the importance of the communicative dance ofAzonto in Ghana and how it is becoming global.Azonto is an essential part of Accras bustling fishing communities.It is a dance to communicate occupations and comical situations. Itis one of the few African dances to become global.
3. Knee Bending andHip MovementsOccupations such asironing, washing, driving, boxing, praying,swimming etc…..Perform with asmile Creative and showinga sense of humour likethe Ghanaian people.a) BBC News link-could Ghanasnew Azonto dancecraze take overthe world?b) The Guardian-Dance Movesc) Tutorial-some morecomplexmoves
4. TaskIn groups you are going to choreograph a short Azontodance to a piece of music. Link to Azonto Music for danceLearning Outcomes:All Students: Create an Azonto dance to a piece of music. Include 1-2 movementsthat show an occupation.Most Students: Choreograph an Azonto dance to include hip movements andknee bending. You will mimic 4-5 different occupations.Some Students: Choreograph a dance that is typical of Azonto technique andshow more complex movement. Include a movement to communicate a comicalsituation and smile throughout!