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Azonto dance

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  • 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!

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