Afro Pop dancing with a master | Stanford News

Philip Amo Agyapong brought the theory and practice of African traditional dance forms to Stanford students.

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For a dance student, the master class is a rare and treasured opportunity. It is a chance to not only observe an expert demonstrating a particular art, but also to physically engage with the expert. Over 20 Stanford students had that opportunity in Roble Gym with Afro Pop dance master Philip Amo Agyapong. Originally from Ghana, where he earned a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in dance from the University of Ghana, Agyapong is now based in the Bay Area, where he teaches the theory and practice of African traditional dance forms and performs with several companies.

  • Publisher: Stanford News
  • Date: 2019-02-12T00:15:19-08:00
  • Author: Stanford University
  • Citation: Web link (Read More)

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Detroit Lions Hall of Fame RB Barry Sanders explains his thoughts on Kerryon Johnson and the Lions offense at the Super Bowl, Feb. 1, 2019 in Atlanta. Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press

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