Mar 31

Jason Aryeh - Kpanlogo Traditional Dance Form

2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. Online
Jason Aryeh - Kpanlogo Traditional Dance Form

Jason Aryeh, a dancer and historian from the coastal area of Accra-Ghana, will teach a class in Kpanlogo, a sassy, fun recreational dance and music style from Ghana. First performed by the Ga ethnic group in the early 1960s and influenced by American rock and roll, the style gave the younger Ga a point of distinction from their elders, and is something strictly considered to be youth culture. Aryeh has toured worldwide and is the Founder and Artistic Director of Africa Alive Dance Company in Accra, and was the lead Dancer and Choreographer for the Performing Arts Workshop (PAWS), a resident performance dance company affiliated with the University of Ghana. Sponsored by the SMC Associates and SMC Dance Department.

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Sponsored by the SMC Associates.

If you need an accommodation due to a disability to participate in this event please contact Denise Henninger ( or 310-434-4497) or Nathalie Laille ( or 310-434-4299) at least 5 business days in advance.

The Santa Monica College Associates is a community-based support group that brings outstanding speakers, performers, and special events to SMC to enhance student excellence. Associates members receive invitations to special receptions and advance notices of lectures. Annual Associates memberships are entirely tax-deductible. Call 310-434-4100 or visit for more information.


Rob Rader, Chair; Dr. Louise Jaffe, Vice Chair; Dr. Susan Aminoff; Dr. Nancy Greenstein;  Dr. Margaret Quiñones-Perez; Dr. Sion Roy; Barry A. Snell; Joshua Elizondo, Student Trustee; Kathryn E. Jeffery, Ph.D., Superintendent/President

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