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Archive listings for Sakoba Dance Theatre

Work type: Dance or ballet.

From Beyond/AscenDance/Ishokan - T01521232020

Sakoba Dance, the UK s foremost Post Traditional African Dance Company, return to Kingston to provide a sneak preview of From Beyond, a new touring production by Sakoba s versatile company of professional dancers and musicians. The evening will also showcase AscenDANCE, an engaging and passionate collection of new dance works especially created to celebrate the next generation of dancers in Kingston and supported by the Royal Borough of Kingston and sponsored by Global Arts Kingston and ACE Osteopaths, Surbiton. From Beyond, the new dance work that will tour in the Spring, will transport the audience from the ethereal Amazon to a spiritual connection with the African Diaspora. Themes such as environmentalism and mankind s connection to nature are explored in movement that is both powerful, touching and life-affirming. The evening will open with Sakoba s company of youth dancers performing Ishokan (Togetherness) a collection of short dances featuring students from Kingston University and Kingston College, whom Lawal has mentored over the past months. Together they bring their collective talent to bear in newly devised works in many moods and humours - from the ritualistic and spiritual to the joyous and uplifting.
5 Nov 11Rose Theatre Kingston, Kingston :: V051452426
listing details L01634202889


Performer Bode Lawal.
20 Nov 10Key Theatre, Peterborough :: V27
listing details L01311290981

Respite - T470492328

Award-winning post traditional dance company, [Bode Lawal]’s [Sakoba Dance Theatre] present a new work Respite. The world in chaos, fear and anxiety are all-emcompassing, resentment, mood, anger, frustration, life has changed. Too many distractions, our focus lost; helplessness and depression, loss. Stop! Step back and take a look - Respite. The company are also planning to tour the critically acclaimed Okan’Nijo (meaning One) and a new solo for [Bode Lawal]. [Bode Lawal] is hailed as one of the finest exponents of creative African dance now working in Britain. He formed Sakoba (meaning ‘new dawn’) to develop a meaningful and innovative voice for African and associated dance theatre - one relevant to contemporary society.
8 Mar 09Rose Theatre Kingston, Kingston :: V051452426
listing details L01541953116
6 Mar 09 to 7 Mar 09Pegasus Theatre, Oxford :: V801
listing details L330465222
26 Feb 09Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh :: V633
listing details L047483564
30 Jan 09The Hawth, Crawley :: V720
listing details L2082385571

Sakoba Dance for All - T1342606342

Sakoba Dance Theatre’s sister company presents the work of students participating in the education programme leading up to this special Sakoba Day of Dance at the Rose.
8 Mar 09Rose Theatre Kingston, Kingston :: V051452426
listing details L01303310664

Okan' Nijo (One) - T0302480366

Sakoba Dance Theatre is the first post modern African dance company in the UK. Their groundbreaking new show Okan' Nijo (One) is in keeping with the company's revolutionary approach and concept of African people’s dance. The company takes you on a revealing artistic and spiritual journey across continents and back to one point of origin. Led by the charismatic Bode Lawal, the cast of six dancers and three musicians team up with Los Angeles based international world music composer David Karagianis to produce this original and challenging piece.
2 Apr 08Bloomsbury Theatre, Inner London :: V170
listing details L153189130
28 Mar 08 to 29 Mar 08Gala Theatre, Durham :: V0146218420
listing details L2035719776
30 Nov 07 to 1 Dec 07The Place Theatre, Inner London :: V240
listing details L01832412513
17 Oct 07Trinity Theatre and Arts Centre, Tunbridge Wells :: V691
listing details L01066072075

Other listings

16 Feb 01Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre, Taunton :: V01603938282
listing details L0511331682

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