African Drum, Dance & Culture
Having wowed audiences at a variety of events, including Woodford Folk Festival, the Australian Dance Awards, Sydney Opera House, and headlining New Year’s Eve at Federation Square, Asanti Dance Theatre are Australia’s leading African dance company and Knox Community Arts Centre artists in residence.
The group specialises in traditional and contemporary African dance, music and acrobatics. They display an extensive skill set that will leave you speechless. Undulating torsos, flips through rings of fire, raw energy, exhilarating dance moves and phenomenal acrobatics are just some of the elements you can expect from a performance by Asanti Dance Theatre.
Directed by Appiah Annan (Sidney Myer Creative fellow and internationally recognised dancer, choreographer and musician), the company has been working extensively in Melbourne over the past seven years.
With a sister company in Ghana, the company has toured regionally, nationally and internationally and performs in a variety of contexts, including festivals, schools, corporate, community events and in theatres.
Watch out for exciting performances and workshops offering a range of engaging, entertaining and creative experiences by Asanti Dance Theatre at the Knox Community Arts Centre, Bayswater Youth Hall and Ferntree Gully
Community Arts Centre in 2015.
For more information, please visit www.asantidancetheatre.com