Founded in 2001, the Asase Yaa African American Dance Theater is known throughout the country as one of the most gifted, energizing, and innovative dance theaters of their generation. The 2014 Bessie Award nominated company has performed globally and nationally in its 16-year journey. They will premiere their new work, Ghana: The Place Where the Chief Sleeps, in celebration of its Sweet 16 anniversary.
As cultural heirs to the dance and drum legacies of pioneers such as Asadata Dafora, Nana Yao Opare Dinizulu, Chief Bey, Olukuse Wiles, Baba Kwame Ishangi, Katherine Dunham, Pearl Primus, Nana Kimati Dinizulu, Asase Yaa's new production will blend the traditional aesthetics of African drum and dance with modern expressions that are found throughout the African Diaspora, including the United States, Brazil, and the Caribbean.
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