Mustapha Braimah, courtesy the artist
Ghana / Asheville, NC
Ideas in Motion: 21st Century Dance Practices
Mustapha Braimah brings over two decades of international experience and high artistic acclaim to his roles as an artist-scholar from Ghana, West Africa. He is a choreographer, educator, curator, performer, musician, and administrator. He holds an M.F.A in Dance from the University of Maryland, M.A in African Studies, Ohio University and B.F.A in Dance, University of Ghana. He is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor and Director of Dance Program at UNC Asheville. His art practice and creativity are deeply rooted in contemporary, popular and traditional forms. His works utilize diverse virtuosic approaches in applying 21st-century skills and creativity, including improvisation.
Braimah came to NCCAkron to teach as part of a survey series called 21st Century Dance Practices — the first of three programs in Ideas in Motion, a new joint initiative between NCCAkron, The University of Akron School of Dance, Theatre, and Arts Administration (DTAA), and the Mary Schiller Myers Lecture Series in the Arts. He was also interviewed by NCCAkron Executive/Artistic Director Christy Bolingbroke for the Inside the Dancer's Studio conversation series.