HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TWADI

  • Thiossane Institute Annual Concert in Dance May 20, 2017, 730p. Lincoln Theatre , Columbus, Ohio, We brought to the stage the adaptation of  Kirikou and The Sorceress and presented the traditional initiation of our high school graduate, Ami “Yamina” Kounta
  • Thiossane West African Dance Institute invited to perform at Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre, New York, in the celebration tribute to Cheikh Tairou M’Baye, May 28, 2017
  • Thiossane Institue to provide authentic instruction to 20 summer camp site through the YMCA of Central Ohio June 5 – August 2, 2017
  • Thiossane West African Dance Institute is scheduled to perform at The Gammon House, Juneteenth Celebration, Springfield, Ohio June 17, 2017
  • Thiossane Institute to host Summer GET DOWN Dance Series with special guest artists – June 20 – Aug 15, 2017

Fall 2013 Performances

Fall 2013 Performances

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September 28, 2013 4:45-5:45pm

Springfield Arts Council

Main Stage, Downtown Springfield
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September 28, 2013

Graham School Presentation

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October 2, 2013 5:30-5:45pm

PGA President’s Cup at the Columbus Downtown Commons for the International Festival of the Opening Ceremonies

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November 9, 2014

Children Community Class Recital

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November 14- 16, 2013

World Music Summit in Collaboration with City Music, King Arts Complex featuring Sing Sing Family – West African Drum Orchestra

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November 17, 2013

International Dance and Drum workshop, Lincoln Ballroom (TBA)

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Summer Instruction & Performances

After a full and expressive showing of the essence of Thiossane West African Dance Institute throughout our performing season, we are delighted to be  partners with the YMCA of Central Ohio by providing traditional dance instruction to 20 summer camp sites throughout Central Ohio. We will engage over 800 + campers through the authentic introduction to the richness of the African culture while developing social and personal development skills, June 5 – Aug 2, 2017

On June 17th, The Gammon House in Springfield Ohio will host its Juneteenth Celebration. We will close the festivities  at 4p in downtown Springfield. The event is free and open to the public.

www.gammonhouseoh.org

2013 Conference Schedule

If you love African Dance or want to learn more, from beginners to advance, you don’t want to miss Thiossane’s 2013 Conference. There’s something for everyone!

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2013 Conference Schedule

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On May 17 & 18th, 2013, at 7:30pm, the Thiossane West African Dance Institute will once again present its annual concert ”Collective Work & Responsibility” to be held at the Lincoln Theater. Twenty two company members will perform in an enthralling exhibition of West African dance, music and culture, certain to entertain the entire family.

We invite you to support the development of our young people and the preservation of this art form through a contribution level of your choice:

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Danny Glover

Thiossane Performs at CSCC with Danny Glover

In honor of Danny Glover’s humanitarian work in Africa, the Thiossane West African Dance Institute also performed at the CSCC Diversity Initiative “Voices of Change” MLK celebration January 15, 2013.

AAA Great Vacations Expo

AAA Great Vacations Expo

 

WHEN: January 20, 2013 @ 3:00 pm

 

WHERE: Veterans Memorial, 300 W. Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43215

 

Lincoln Theatre Ballroom

Company Residency and Workshop

WHEN: March 14 – 17, 2013

WHERE: The Lincoln Theatre, 769 E. Long Street, Columbus, OH 43203

Open to the public

Denison University

Guest Artists at Denison University

WHEN: APRIL 25 & 26, 2013

WHERE: Denison University, Granville, OH