Fofoo Attiso | African Dance and Choreography

Artist’s Bio:


In African societies, dance serves a complex diversity of social purposes. Within an indigenous dance tradition, each performance usually has a principal as well as a number of subsidiary purposes, which may express or reflect the communal values and social relationships of the people. In order to distinguish between the variety of dance styles, therefore, it is necessary to establish the purpose for which each dance is performed. – AIKINS HYDE

Fofoo studied dance pedagogy and choreography at Aikins Hyde Dance School in Ghana, which has enabled him to become an accomplished dance teacher. In 2012 he led a group of young students who went on to win the nationwide dance competition in Ghana called Amazing Child, which was televised on Ghana Public Television.


From 2006-2016 Fofoo served as a senior associate lecturer at the University of Legon in the Performing Arts Department. He has danced professionally with eight dance ensembles in Ghana and also travelled internationally to share his talent through performance. His passion for traditional African Dance has taken him to Germany, Israel, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom, Scotland and Ireland. This has given him the unique opportunity to share his passion with diverse audiences.