Tabanka is a school, a commercial and an artistic company. Tabanka is determined to represent the best within African and Caribbean dance forms. Tabanka is well known from both national and international Tv performances, and has also made a name for themselves through Talawa-Technique, an innovative movement system, designed to master africanistic dance.
Celebrating life itself and the joy of movement, Tabanka is for everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity and religion. Join the family, enjoy life, enjoy Tabanka.
We specialize in:
- Modern, and
- Commercial forms of African and Caribbean dance..
Tabanka utilizes the language of African & Caribbean dance forms as the basis for movement development and artistic expression. African dance is approached from a contemporary perspective. This has created an original dance language, intercontinental in nature, that speaks for itself.
Founded in 2007 by Artistic Director, Dancer, Choreographer, Thomas Talawa PrestÃ¸, the Norwegian based dance company has been celebrating the dance and culture of African & Caribbean People all over the world since its founding. Drawing largely from the technique of traditional dances, yet with a modern twist, Tabankas lively presentations unmask stereotypes while entertaining audiences and keeping the magic alive.