A NEW DAWN FOR AFRICAN CULTURAL MUSIC AND DANCE
The rhythm of Life is celebrated in every facet of existence in Africa. This is externalised through music and dance. We invite you to share with us this rich cultural heritage. We are ADANTA - African Dance and Theatre Association. We are a charitable organisation based in the UK. For over five years we have actively promoted African culture through dance, music and drama; in the UK and Overseas.
We perform traditional African dances such as the Atilogu dance, the Zulu Warrior dance, Nkwa Umu Agbogho (the Maiden dance), the Soukus (Zaire dance), etc. These dances are performed in their purest form which makes each one unique and exciting to watch. We have held major performances all over the UK, America and the United Arab Emirates. Welcome online!
'ADA' in an African dialect means 'daughter', but 'NTA', on the other hand means 'little'. So, ADANTA literally interprets to 'Little Daughter!' She is also the 'little' Maiden Mask which entertains people at special gatherings.
Today, however, London is home to ADANTA - African Dance And Theatre Association - a voluntary organisation, aimed at creating a new dimension to African Cultural Dance music. The brainchild of two seasoned African dancers, Sunny Nwachukwu and Rose, Adanta was formed in 1997 as a way of tackling the under-representation of African performing groups in the UK mainstream entertainment industry. With offices in the boroughs of Brent and Enfield, and using dance music and drama as a medium, we pursue the promotion of African culture. We hope to make African dance and music easily accessible to all people in the UK. This way, they can enjoy our activities either as active participants or as watching audience.
We hope to create a highly entertaining group that will serve as a common property and equally a vehicle for people of all races, to promote cultural understanding and racial harmony. We train and develop local talents as part of a process of helping them to use their free time constructively. Over a dozen seasoned dancers within the Adanta group, participate in training new ones. Our skilled dancers and choreographers ensure that new talents are discovered and trained in the Adanta tradition to become part of a unique performing group.
Adanta has enjoyed the support of individuals, organisations and community groups. Top on the list include the Enfield Council, ERDF, Brent Council, South Kilburn Regeneration, National Lottery Awards For All, and a host of others. Adanta has developed into one of the most sought after dance groups in the UK, and we look to the future with great hope.
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