Sankofa is a symbolic, Ghanaian expression represented by a bird whose head turns back looking towards the past. The Sankofa African Dance and Drum Ensemble retrieves the cultural essences of the past and brings them into the present.
Sankofa presents dance and theater works expressing the dynamic presence of African culture in America. Some of the presentations are replicas of traditional African prototypes; and some are re-creations, employing contemporary themes and movement motifs.
The members of the African Dance and Drum Ensemble of The College at Brockport represent the rich cultural heritage of Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, the Americas, and Africa that exists within our university community.
Clyde Alafiju Morgan served as artistic director from 1985 through spring 2015, when he retired from his position as associate professor of dance. Music director Khalid Abdul N'Fally Saleem joined the ensemble in 1994.
If you are interested in bringing the Sankofa African Dance and Drum Ensemble to your community, school, or organization, please email the Dance Touring Manager, write or call:
Dance Touring Manager
Department of Dance
The College at Brockport
350 New Campus Drive
Brockport, NY 14420
Tel: (585) 395-5048
Fax: (585) 395-5134
Associate Professor James Hansen Presents Choreography in NYC with Brockport Student Performers
Chamber Ballet Brockport Dancers perform at the Warner Castle Sunken Gardens
TICINO IN DANZA International Festival and The American School in Switzerland produce Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance Vanessa Van Wormer’s Choreography
Tammy Carrasco, Assistant Professor of Dance, Curates Eclectic Show for the Fringe Festival
“Merged” III with Associate Professor of Dance James Hansen Chosen as “Critic’s Pick”
Dance Professor Maura Keefe Interviews Noted Figures from the Dance World at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
March 9-13, 2016
American College Dance Association (ACDA)