WHAT IS A SOUL DANCE COMPANY?
Av Thomas Prestø, kunstnerisk leder
Soul Food is cooked at healing gatherings, celebrating family, togetherness and survival. Soul Music is created from the center of our being and speaks to the essence in us all as it carries the weight of the African diaspora experience. Soul Food and Soul Music are created from the black experience, yet is tasty, beautiful and nourishing to all.
Using ingredients from our unique Afropean experience, Tabanka creates Soul Dance. We dance the vibrations of our souls, the survival of our spirits, the essence of our experiences and the PULSE of our lives. Through dance we share our deepest vibrations and seek to relate and connect with our audiences. Although speaking from a clear African Norwegian identity, Tabanka speaks to all.
We have found a strong sustainable identity within ourselves. This allows the dancers and the company to be honest, vulnerable and real. Our danced experience is humble, spiritual and nakedly human. Tabanka speaks first and foremost to the human experience, cutting past barriers of culture, ethnicity and prejudice, strengthening empathy, respect and reliability.