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Sat 19 Mar 2016, 7:30pm–8:30pm

Where: Forge Theatre & Arts Hub, 80 McKean Street, Bairnsdale, Lakes and Wilderness

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adults: $25.00
  • Concession (Seniors/Pensioners): $20.00
  • Child/Student: $15.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Raw energy, exhilarating dance moves, an unforgettable experience of Afro-contemporary dance!

Sankofa - An Adinkra symbol from the ancient Ghanaian traditional beliefs depicted by a bird reaching its neck back towards its tail, Sankofa teaches us that before one can truly move forward, one must look back to the past.

Directed by Sidney Myer Creative Fellow, Appiah Annan, Asanti Dance Theatre explores the concept of Sankofa through a raw, intense and exciting approach to dance that draws on traditional West African movement fused with the contemporary influences of Australia.

Featuring incredible international guest artists from Asanti's sister company in Ghana, combined with some of Australia's most exciting afro-contemporary dancers and musicians, you will be blown away by the energy, connection to culture and extraordinary talent that these artists present. With undulating torsos, flips through rings of fire, raw energy, exhilarating dance moves and phenomenal acrobatics fused with a combination of live and prerecorded sound, Sankofa beautifully explores traditional and contemporary themes.

Sankofa debuted at the Malthouse Theatre in 2012 to standing ovations, followed by seasons at the Drum Theatre (Dandenong) and Footscray Community Arts Centre.

Join Asanti as they follow one man's journey through the centuries and into the unknown, all the time under the watchful eye of Sankofa.