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West African traditional dance performance from Asanti Dance Theatre
About Asanti Dance Theatre

A highly rhythmic and dynamic African drum and dance company

With its roots in West Africa and its home in Melbourne, Asanti Dance perform with captivating power, precision and energy, presenting an unforgettable experience of West African music and culture!! They are internationally recognised as leaders in traditional, modern and Afro-contemporary dance choreography and performance, and are steadily making waves in the Australian dance scene.

Their everlasting energy and cheeky sense of humour will dazzle adults and children alike. 

Whether it's entertainment for a corporate launch, festival or community celebration, school incursion, team building session, a wedding or charity event, Asanti Dance Theatre will provide a world class performance that won't be forgotten.

Directed by Appiah Annan (Sidney Myer Creative fellow and internationally recognised dancer, choreographer and musician), the company has been working extensively in Australia for the past 15 years. With a sister company in Ghana the company have toured regionally, nationally and internationally and perform in a variety of contexts including festivals, schools, corporate, community events and in theatres.

Wowing audiences at iconic events and festivals such as WOMADelaide, Woodford Folk Festival, the Australian Dance Awards, Sydney Opera House, and headlining New Year's Eve at Federation Square, Asanti Dance Theatre is Australia's leading West African performance company.

Let us entertain your audience at your next event.

Appiah and Kwame at the African Cultural and Music Festival, Fed Square, MelbourneAsantiAsanti Dance Theatre at the Red Carpet Launch of Black Panther Wakander Forever
Artistic Director

Appiah Annan

Appiah Annan is a rare talent originating from Ghana, West Africa. His diverse practice spans many forms of dance including traditional African, contemporary, freestyle, hip hop and acrobatics, along with his impressive skills as a master drummer using both stick and hand drums.

Annan’s story begins on the streets of Africa where he began learning hip-hop and freestyle under the direction of dance master, Omari Oppong. By age 16 he won Ghana’s national dance championship, a prestigious event that saw him compete against Ghana’s finest dancers. 

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Ronald 'Yoga' Mensah

Flexible, sharp and fluid, Yoga is an amazing acrobat with skills spanning from flipping through rings of fire to standing on one leg on top of a 5-man tower. Diverse in his skills he has had an extensive career to date and is continuing to push the boundaries of acrobatics in his role as lead acrobat with Asanti Dance Theatre.

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We specialise in West African school incursions, interactive performances, drumming and dance workshops, motivational team building and professional development. We also provide world-class entertainment for corporate functions, festivals and private and community events. Book a free chat!

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Call Kat on +61 407 819 816
Email: info@asantidancetheatre.com
Based in Melbourne | Naarm, Australia
Operating Nationally