Sena Atsugah and the Tifali Organisation

Sena Atsugah and the Tifali Organisation

Abigail Sena Atsugah is an enthusiastic choreographer, teacher, and art person. She obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Ghana in 2008 and 2016 respectively. After completion of school, she undertook her national service with the Department of Dance Studies, the University of Ghana from 2008-2009.

Over the years, she has been engaged in numerous dance productions, performances, and workshops with students, researchers, and lecturers from the University of Ghana, Legon; and other foreign universities. In gaining more insight into Contemporary African Dance, she took part in the maiden edition of a dance workshop dubbed Engagement Feminine in 2009 at Burkina-Faso. Through this project, she had the opportunity of touring and performing in Burkina Faso, Bordeaux in France and Yale University in the United States. In 2017, she was a co-choreographer for performances commemorating the opening and closing ceremonies of the West African Football Union (WAFU) games hosted in Cape Coast, Ghana. In 2018 she participated in The March an annual dance workshop in Ecole de sable in Senegal. In the same year she was selected by Kabawil to be part of Framewalk held in Ghana, Mali and in Germany. Her aim is to become a professor of dance within academia, whilst engaging in active choreographic works with seasoned artistes.

She is currently the artistic director of Tifali Organization based in Accra where she had the opportunity to initiate the Shemotion Project in 2019 and subsequently choreographed an all women dance production dubbed When Women Move in March 2020, which was premiered in Alliance Française in Accra. She is also an assistant lecturer with the Department of Dance Studies, School of Performing Arts, University of Ghana, Legon; where she lectures in Intermediary Dance Technique, African Dance Performance, Dance Forms of Ghana, Introduction to Dance and the Theatre and Contemporary African Dance. Her academic interest is a pursuit in an interactive Ph.D. program with a particular focus on Dance, Gender, and Social Reintegration.

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