Kofago Dance Ensemble presents artistic work that embodies healing principles through its storytelling.
The company's choreography and dance workshops are used to engender, express, actualize and facilitate ritualistic healing processes through dancing and drumming.
Our dance work follows the conventions of dance ritual. These rituals, which are historically African dance techniques, have been altered or adjusted by members of African Diaspora. Dance rituals are danced with an intention to heal. The dance constitutes the beginning of a process that can embrace another person into wholeness, health and well-being through song and dance performance.
Since dance has so many physical and mental benefits, we approach healing with the idea: if someone is willing to dance (and willing to do the WORK), they are willing to heal. We approach healing as a process of reconnecting to our natural rhythm, which connects us to the earth and each other. Dance is not only something we do, but also who we are!
As a company, our energy and intention is focused on engaging in practices to help members tap into their creative energies and also honor the spirit which we believe reside within all of us.