June 20, 2012

African Dance brings the Community Together

The Woods Hole Community Hall, an 1878 wooden building in the center of this historic fishing village, is an unlikely mecca for African dance. But professional African dancer, Tara Murphy loves teaching here because her enthusiastic students and great sense of community. Murphy has a long history with Afro centric culture, starting with her own biracial heritage. She later earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in theater and religious studies at Yale, where she also delved into African dance. Her great interest in African culture lead her to study traditional dance and drumming in Ghana, West Africa. Murphy’s studies did […]