African Mask Dance

Education Group's African Mask Dance Workshop is part of a two day workshop combining mask painting and West African dance.

Most African societies have no extensive written culture so masked dances serve to teach people right from wrong.

When a dancer wears a Dan mask he becomes the spirit of that mask. A masked dancer will speak in the language of the spirits and his words are interpreted by a wise man. Traditionally, some dancers performed masked rituals on stilts.

For more information, contact an advisor on 01536 411334.