Sankofa Danzafro, Virtual Dance Workshop: Salsa Choque

April 07, 2021, 7:00 PM

Modlin Center for the ArtsModlin Center for the Arts

Virtual Workshop | Free (registration required)

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Join members of Sankofa Danzafro to learn Salsa Choque, a popular Afro-Colombian urban dance form based in Salsa and hip-hop. This virtual workshop is open to all skill levels. Wear comfortable clothes, make some space to move, and bring an open mind to experience something new!


Meaning “to return to the root,” Sankofa is an African philosophy that proposes the past is a keyhold through which to view the present and consider the future. Using poetic movement to explore social and cultural narratives related to its home country of Colombia, the contemporary dance company is dedicated to training and creation in dance and has sought to build a bridge between Afro-Colombian peoples and the African subcontinent. Sankofa’s works are built on the ideas of social bonding, personal growth, and the positioning of local cultures in the national dynamics. 

Sankofa Danzafro was founded in 1997 by Rafael Palacios, a choreographer and Colombian dancer dedicated to the exploration of Afro-traditional, contemporary, and urban dance languages.

Learn more about Sankofa Danzafro 

Press Articles, including "Dance has given me the courage to be black without the feeling of inferiority."

This performance is made possible in part with generous support from the DeWitt Fund for the Arts and the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation.