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 healing and bringing intercultural understanding to the global village while staying true to 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 awareness and sensitivity to the world community.
Sankofa Dance Theater is the voice of the past,
forever-reaching forward to carry the light of understanding into the future.
Sankofa Dance Theater believes that the arts serve as a catalyst for a healthy world community and actively provides comprehensive programming to increase the quality of life. The Company presents, produces, and promotes annual concerts, master classes, workshops, residencies, youth arts programs, and community engagement activities.