Cynthia Lønborg is a talented dancer with an impressive history of performances in many countries. She grew up in a house of dancers in the Upper West region of Ghana and has danced on a performing level since childhood, as she became part of a local group. Together they toured Ghana, and Cynthia chose to continue her schooling in the capital of Accra when she reached her early teens. While still attending school she managed to continue dancing and touring in the neighbouring West African countries with the "Brotherhood Dance Troupe".

In 1994 Cynthia was admitted in "Dance Factory" which is the renowned dance group of the Ghana National Theatre. The following years offered mostly hard work rehearsing at the theatre, but also many good experiences with performances, workshops and tours to Zimbabwe, South Africa, Holland and several other countries. An example is the praised shows they did together with Sharon Katz & the Peace Train band in South Africa.

Since 1997 the energetic and ambitious dancer has lived in Denmark, which could seem like an odd place to settle. Europe can be a bit of a struggle, but after initially concentrating on the Danish language and culture Cynthia has also found time to study and train new dances.

Cynthia Lønborg

Many people seem to think that African dances are all the same, but the variations, differences and details are very important to Cynthia. "Dancing and sharing the physical freedom of expression is the best way I know to share the knowledge of my culture," she says. As one of the lead dancers, she took part in the most ambitious African show staged in Denmark till date. 20 dancers and drummers from "The United African Ballet of Denmark" opened with a highly praised two-hour show in 1999.

Today Cynthia is attached to various dance groups and constantly involves herself in new projects: "It simply brings me joy to offer the audience a chance to share and learn about meanings and feelings of African culture through the dance. I love dancing."

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