Kúkátónón Dance Troupe: The Village
The College of the Arts welcomes Community Partner Kúkátónón Children's African Dance Troupe.
Kúkátónón Children’s African Dance Troupe presents The Village - A West African Rhythm & Dance Collective.
In 1983, Rolia Manyongai-Jones created Kúkátónón Children’s African Dance Troupe. Her dream of sharing her passion and heritage has been realized in her role as its founder and artistic director.
In concert with local teaching artists and regional schools, she has had the privilege of developing and sharing a renowned, award-winning dance program. Even after 30 years, Kúkátónón continues to thrive, showcasing the talents of these children and broadening the multicultural experiences of Oregon and southwest Washington communities. The dancers, performing at Trail Blazers playoff games, universities, schools, and community events, promote pride and cultural awareness, and foster respect for both our similarities and differences. The children raise themselves up through hard work and commitment to learning to dance, understanding what it takes to grow into a responsible adult.
Date: June 20 at 7:30 pm
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