In eight chapters, Professor Francis Nii-Yartey guides the reader through the history of dance in Ghana and West Africa: from the traditional dances at special occasions to contemporary performances in Ghana and elsewhere. The book is illustrated with photos, sketches and explanatory diagrams.
African Dance in Ghana: Contemporary Transformations is not only aimed at students of African dance, but also anyone who wants to discover the rich dance traditions of Ghana.
Francis Nii-Yartey has been in the forefront of the development of dance-theatre and contemporary african dance in Ghana as an academic and teacher in his role as an Associate Professor and Head of Department of Dance Studies at the School of Performing Arts, University of Ghana, Legon.
He was also the Artistic Director of the Ghana Dance Ensemble at the University of Ghana from 1976 to 1993 and the National Dance Company of Ghana at the National Theatre from 1993 to 2006.