Asanti Dance Theatre is an internationally recognised African drum and dance performance company. They present an unforgettable experience of African music, dance and culture, performing with captivating power, precision and energy.
Directed by Appiah Annan, Australia’s leading African drum and dance practitioner, this highly energetic drum and dance ensemble present an unforgettable experience of African music, dance and culture fused with the contemporary influences of Australia.
Founded in Australia in 2008, Asanti Dance Theatre is an internationally recognised African drum and dance performance company that have worked with professionals, students and travelers from around the world. They play, teach, perform and entertain leaving a long lasting impression on those who cross their paths. Asanti has quickly evoked interest from the Australian public and continues to grow rapidly. Bookings are now sought out well in advance and the company performs and runs workshops at all kinds of events including festivals, schools, corporate events, weddings and much more.
This hand selected multicultural group consist of dancers and musicians from a plethora of backgrounds, each bringing their own unique style and technique to company. Collectively the group have performed throughout Africa, Europe and Australia with notable performances including headlining the New Years Eve celebrations at Federation Square (2009/10), Woodford Folk Festival (2011 & 2008), Australian Dance Awards (2009), choreographing and performing with Sir Richard Branson (2010), and Moomba (2011) to name a few.
Asanti use their position in the community to raise funds for their non for profit organisation ‘Nkabom’, Centre for the Arts, Creation, Innovation and Community Cultural Development, based in a small village in Ghana.