Miishe African Dance
Miishe African Dance is a weekly class held at Yorkshire Dance in Leeds, on Tuesdays 6.00-7.30pm. The class explores various West African dances including traditional variations and routines. Classes begin with modern African freestyle street dance to get you moving to reggae and afrobeat rhythms, followed by focused tuition in traditional West African dance movements.
Contemporary Dance Class
Nii creates original choreography that blends tradition with current global dance styles, he currently also teaches African dance on the Diverse Dances Styles BA degree course (Irie! dance theatre and the University of Roehampton). He is a Navigate Artist, which is part of the Black Choreographic Programme at Ace dance and music in Birmingham; he is the director of Miishejeloi Dance Theatre (Accra/London) and Miishe African Music and Dance (Leeds)
Acting & Drama Classes
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West African Drumming
Nii grew up in Jamestown, Accra, Ghana where he undertook traditional training in cultural heritage including storytelling, music, dance and spiritualism. Nii was given the title Custodian of Culture by his elders at the age of 12, a role which he has carried forward and which continues to influence his artistic practice today. Nii incorporates this knowledge of West African culture and music in his work, recording traditional rhythms, sampling sounds he finds and using live music as part of his performances.
Singing & Dance
West African Highlife Music Jam and fusion
Nii is interested in traditional practices found in West Africa and diaspora communities that allows for creativity and fusion to give birth to new sounds.