SCHOOL PERFORMANCES & WORKSHOP
Manga offers four (5) school show options. Please find descriptions of each option below.
Our workshops consist of demonstration and teaching of selected dance steps to the rhythm of the drum. We conduct our workshops with a maximum number of 30 students per class.
Please note that our programs run for 45 minutes, but we can also make adjustments to fit your needs
Contact via email or call (404) 462-5723 (office)/404 936 7414 (Assistant) with any questions.
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K-12: RHYTHYM IN MOTION
The pulsating sounds of Sunu (ceremonial music played by the Malinke people of Guinea and Mali during traditional festivals) transport students to the villages of West Africa, where popular American dances such as the Charleston and popular hiphop moves were born.
K-5: YANAYI - THE 4 SEASONS
Discover the wonders of nature with Yanayi, our art performing program that highlights the beauty of different seasons across the globe. Yanayi, meaning 'season' in the Hausa language from Nigeria, showcases the two major seasons in West Africa - dry and wet - and draws parallels to the four seasons in the USA. Through live performance art, we bring to life the sights and sounds of nature, creating an immersive experience that celebrates the beauty of the changing seasons.
K-5: LOKACIN WASA
Typical of many African dances, this program gives artistic expression to a common facet of Nigerian village life—playtime. The choreography combines the strong, energetic, rhythmic footwork and gestures of African dance.
K-12: DANCE DRAMA
Manga delivers a captivating dance drama based on the story of a king who travels to another town. There he discovers that knowledge is power.
Osun is an renowned, traditional festival of music and dance celebrated in August by the Yoruba people of Osogbo, Osun state, of Nigeria in West Africa. Manga African Dance brings the full performance in Atlanta every Fall.