Sankofa Dance Theater Performs African Opera The Sankofa Chronicles
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Inspired by the Age of Enlightenment, Random Dance's multi-sensory, multimedia work FAR features 10 incredible dancers in a project that confronts the distortions, sensuality and feeling of the 18th century -- all set against a cutting-edging computerized pin board comprised of 3,200 LED lights. At once physical and immediate yet intensely cerebral, FAR features a haunting original score by Ben Frost, a critically acclaimed Australian composer known for his post-classical electronic music. The show is created by award-winning British choreographer Wayne McGregor, hailed for his innovative approach to new technology and fast, articulate choreographic style. Learn More
Committed: rebirth of tradition.
The Sankofa Chronicles is a classic tale of a rebellious youth, time travel, a vibrant dancing village, and a joyous lesson learned. This African opera is a full concert production where dancers, singers, and musicians perform a dramatic work using the rich traditions of authentic African dance and drum, as well as a new world African art fusion of movement and music.
The Sankofa Dance Theater creates and presents world-class authentic African art in the form of dance, music, and folkways for national and international audiences. The work of the Company is rooted in the definition of the word Sankofa which means to learn from the past in an effort to build for the future. Sankofa Dance Theater reaches back into the rich legacy of African culture and history to move forward into greater intercultural awareness for the global community.