There are few places in this world as steeped in the great traditions of dance and rhythm as West Africa, and it is from these African roots that an evolution has begun to take shape.
Sun of Africa is a company passionately dedicated to the art of dance, rhythm and music, with a fresh new take on everything from dance classes, Afrotonic fitness training and drumming workshops, and performances through to creating dance spectaculars, events and parades.
The vibrant and mesmerizing Zaouli mask dance, and the mystique of the Sapro mask dance accompanied by the high-energy rhythms of the djembe and the thrill of the big drums have enthralled audiences worldwide.
Providing unique entertainment not only for large public festivals but also private functions, Sun of Africa can create a fabulous tailor-made show for your next party, wedding or event, with a dancer and rhythm ensemble of various sizes to suite your venue and requirements. We can also cater for school dance workshops.
The creative force behind this exciting dance company is the talented dance star and choreographer Jean-Marc Agbogba, originally from Ivory Coast. A regular performer with world-touring acrobatic ensemble Mother Africa Circus and formerly principal dancer/joint director of the renowned Munlato Dance Company, Jean-Marc has based his venture in Adelaide, South Australia.
While acknowledging its origins in African cultural traditions, Sun of Africa aims to push the limits of what dance and rhythm will mean in your life.
We want to share with you the rich vitality and power of West African drumming and dance.