The Nobel Mind Chronicles Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah will unearth the poignant story of Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah choreographically and theoretically. “I am not African because I was born in Africa but because Africa was born in me.” This project will show the rich culture of the Ghanaian people.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
With a vision for preparing students for 21st-century careers in dance, Founding Artistic Director Lorraine Spiegler launched the CityDance Conservatory in 2007. Through her unique eye for identifying talent and her passion for revealing the strengths of young dancers, the Conservatory quickly established itself as a leader in professional dance training. Today the Conservatory persists with its core belief that excellence is achieved when each student’s talents are nurtured, valued, and challenged.
Adjetey Klufio credits his early training to the National Dance Company of Ghana, where he trained for over ten years. In five of those years, he was named the company’s principal dancer and soloist. He is now Assistant Professor of Dance at Coker University in South Carolina and was previously the artistic director of the Anne Arundel Community College Dance Company. His performing credits with the National Dance Company include the opportunity to perform for three United States presidents, including Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama. In 2012, Klufio performed with Dance Africa at the BAM Theatre in New York City, where the New York Times described his performance as “spectacular and subtle.” In 2018, The Baltimore Sun described his performance at Afrotempo’s Afrodance Revolution for two years, where he had the opportunity to present various works. He has been a faculty member for many years at CityDance, as well as other dance programs across the DMV. He founded the AfroNdani Dance Company in 2014, which has become sought after with its original style of Afrobeat and traditional dance styles.
Calendar for CityDance Conservatory: The Noble Mind: Chronicles Of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah