Riyadh Season is a three month mega event that will take place from October 15 to December 15 all around Riyadh in Saudi Arabia. According to the groups leader, Emmanuel Ampofo AKA Agbelevi, although it is the first time they are visiting Saudi Arabia in particular, they are the only group representing Africa, in their last meeting with Smile Celebs the official media group of Tesaa and also Mr Joesph Okantey who is the head of the their first aid team.
In Riyadh, the group would be performing folk music, Ghanaian traditional drumming and dance and acrobatics.
THE TESAA CULTURAL TROUPE (ANCIENT STONE) WAS FOUNDED IN 1999 AS A CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY INVOLVED PRIMARILY IN USING CULTURAL PERFORMANCES, CULTURAL VALUES,DRAMA,ACROBATICS AND MUSIC TO CREATE AWARENESS AND ADDRESS ISSUES OF NATIONAL AND LOCAL CONCERNS TESAA CULTURAL TROUPE (TCT) BELIEVES THAT, CULTURE IS AN ESSENTIAL DIMENSION OF DEVELOPMENT IN EVERY INDIVIDUALS LIFE AND THEREFORE, DEVELOPMENT SOLUTIONS SHOULD BE TAILORED TO LOCALLY RELEVANT TRADITIONS, INSTITUTIONS SHOULD MAKE USE OF LOCAL EXPERTISE AND KNOWLEDGE IN ORDER TO AUGMENT DEVELOPMENT, THE PROJECT WILL AIM AT ENCOURAGING CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE TO CHERISH THEIR CULTURAL VALUES HENCE, SHAPING THEIR INDIVIDAUL LIVES IDENTITY AND RESPONSIBILITY.
ORGANIZATION PAST EXPERIENCE
TESAA CULTURAL TROUPE is a fully integrated Dance Company and live stage entertainment Group. Built on five business platforms, Tesaa Cultural Troupe covers a wide spectrum of services which makes this Group a first choice for many clients, Corporate events, Direct consumer communication programs (activation), Incentives and Destination management, Dance and Music, and Entertainment events are the five platforms on which this Group operates.
We have delivered projects across the globe; we have serviced high profile VIP and handled staff incentives with over 500 delegates. Organized an endless number of corporate events, did Music, Dance, and video setups for many indoor and outdoor events, and ran sampling and other activation campaigns regionally, Tesaa has also staged concerts, for international sporting events and many public, entertainment events. Tesaa was the first cultural troupe to win the Japanese cultural festival (YOSAKOI) competition held in Efua Sutherland (Children’s Park) in November 2007,Tesaa represented Africa in Dubai shopping festival (DSF) and was the best group held in Dubai in the year 2011, Tesaa represented Ghana and was the best group among other ten African countries in Rendez-Vous Chez Nous les villages d’Afrque accueillent les arts de la rue (ACUMUR) festival held in Burkina – Faso in February 2015, Tesaa won the best traditional artiste(s) of the year in the VGMA’S Award in 2016, VERA Hotels and Resorts medal in Acrobatics and Dance, Heaven Beach Resort and Spa medal in Acrobatics and Dance (2016) all in Turkey.
Basically, Tesaa Events is the most capable Dance Company to handle any kind of event anywhere with the combined experience of Performances, stage act and management and staff across all types of entertainment projects anywhere in the world. Our integrated model, multinational demographics and detailed approach make us more capable and more cost effective than our competition, we believe in partnerships and longevity of relationships. Most of our clients have been with us for many years and it is this trust that we value the most. THE ORGANIZATION HAS PERFORMED EXTERNSIVELY ACCRUED EXPERIENCE AND EXPOSURE NEEDED TO ENSURE HIGH QUALITY OF WORK. IT HAS COLLABORATED WITH HIGH CULTURAL TROUPE SUCH AS TSOTSOOBI CULTURAL TROUPE LED BY ROBERT NII OKAI AYI –BONTE, SHIDAA CULTURAL TROUPE LED BY MR YALAI ANNAN, DAMUSHIE DANCE ENSEMBLE LED BY ELBERT NII AYITEY OKWABI, KAKE DANCE ENSEMBLE LED BY MR EMMANUEL OKO NETTEY, LEGON SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS, GHANA DANCE ENSEMBLE LEB BY PROFESSOR NII YARTEY TO MENTION A FEW. THE ORGANIZATION HAS ALSO BACKED GREAT MUSICIAN KOJO ANTWI (ONE OF GHANA FINEST MUSICIANS), REX OMAR, OBOUR, NANA QUAME, NANA KONTIHENE, MAD FISH, PAA WILLIE AND THE SCROLL, PROFESSOR DADA NII, KING DAVID, PAPA ROW THE GOLDEN BOY, GAMELI, BLACK NAYAKA ETC. ALL ARE WELL KNOWN MUSICIANS IN GHANA. SOME OF OUR AREA OF SPECIALTY INCLUDE TRAINING OF DANCING AND DRUMMING, TRADITIONAL CHOREOGRAPH, MUSIC, DRAMA, ACROBATS ETC.
Since the establishments of this organisation, it has performed on numerous programmes and activities both locally and internationally. It has contributed to the creation of awareness of Sexual and Reproductive Health Issues confronting the Youth with its interesting and educative Dance Drama with Organisations such as Planned Parenthood Association of Ghana, UNFPA, School of Medical Laboratory, CEDPA, CENCOSAD, Centre for National Culture, Africa Youth Alliance, Integrated Development in Focus, IPAS and many others.
It has also organised programmes aimed at educating the youth on sexual and reproductive health issues especially HIV/AIDS and teenage pregnancy. It also organised annual cultural night to promote Africa’s rich culture. The Tesaa cultural troupe also organised training programs for schools, out of school, organisations and individuals. It has so far trained several schools from the Nursery, Primary, Junior and to the Senior high Schools and other individuals and organisations.
It has also in collaboration and partnership with CENCOSAD, responsible for poverty alleviation programme, youth development and skill training for the girl-child training provided for some members of the group in hair-dressing, catering and dressmaking.
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