From Africa  

Kotchegna Dance Company
Explosive Dance and Drumming from Ivory Coast

“Feverishly intricate rhythms” – The New York Times
“Mesmerizing…” – The Dayton Daily News

Performing in elaborate masks to the explosive percussion of a corps of brilliant drummers, Kotchegna Dance Company brings to life the ancient stories and legends of Africa’s Ivory Coast. Under the artistic direction of Vado Diomande, Kotchegna is rapidly establishing itself as one of the most exciting African troupes in the United States. Noteworthy past engagements include The Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival, The Philadelphia International Children’s Festival, and Minnesota’s Ordway Theatre.

Ensemble: 6-8 dancers and drummers


Video of Kotchegna from the Annual Kekene Festival
Video of Dance on Stilts (YouTube)
Video of Women's Dance (YouTube)
Study Guide
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Touring Artist Address