Performers

AIYF welcomes a range of dance companies this year, all with varying styles. From classical ballet to traditional and contemporary dance, the groups performing provide an impressive range and energy to the festival. As well as performances, all groups have the opportunity during AIYF to take part in the Day of Dance, a celebration of their art-form led by acclaimed professional dancers. Dance performances to look out for include the International Dance Evening at ACT Aberdeen, as well as the International Dance Gala at His Majesty’s Theatre.

Encore, USA
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This High School team hailing from California combines music, dance, acting and circus into entertaining stories with a rock music base. www.encorehighschool.com... SEE DETAILS »
Nkrabea Dance Ensemble (Ghana)
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Nkrabea Dance Ensemble are producers of African traditional drumming and dancing. They perform African traditional dances, Contemporary dances, Folk Music, Fire Eating and Acrobatic Display. Their objective is to educate and entertain the world through African culture. They have participated in various International Folklore Festivals around the world including Scotland, England, Malaysia, Tokyo, Benin, Ghana and many more. Click here for more information [embed]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCv2tvMYX6c[/embed]... SEE DETAILS »
Ruciteme Karyenda Culture de Buyenzi (Burundi)
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This group are a benevolent association doing its activities in the national area of Burundi as well as international ones. Their aim is to bring Burundian culture known everywhere to anyone. Ruciteme believe that drumming it is a tremendous form of communication and a sign of national unity. Ruciteme Karyenda Culture de Buyenzi has been a bridge to convey a positive message by sustaining the tradition of... SEE DETAILS »
Sekunjalo Ma-Africa Arts (Zimbabwe)
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Sekunjalo Ma-Africa Arts are a group of 15 talented, sizzling energetic performers in traditional and contemporary dance, poetry, music and visual arts based in Zimbabwe. Click here for more information... SEE DETAILS »
Djormo Dance (Ghana)
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Djormo Dance Group was formed in 2004 and are made up of 50 versatile professionals who's mission is to enrich African culture heritage through drumming, dancing and singing. Their outstanding performance had won them both local and international press review. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEFaTO2t7_o[/embed]... SEE DETAILS »
Dance Studio Light (Czech Republic)
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Dance Studio Light makes contemporary dance theatre and creates performances through community theatre to connect professional artistic creation with pedagogical work. Dance Studio Light looks to promote alternative teaching methods using arts as a means of upbringing and education of children and youth. They carry out projects with international elements and creates performances through social projects. Click here for more information... SEE DETAILS »
Company Wokpemi – Cherub’s of Africa (Ivory Coast, West Africa)
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‘Wokpemi’ means 'he who dances' Cherubs’s of Africa is the Hip Hop section of the company Wopkpemi composed of young dancers recruited from the street. Cherubs of Africa is synonymous to their source of inspiration and strength of God. Click here to find out more... SEE DETAILS »
Abangane Arts (Zimbabwe)
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Abangane unpacks a dynamic celebration of African life through music and dance, complimented by colourful costumes and a wide range of percussion and African drums, which highlight the culture of Africa.  15 energetic dancers combine their voices in harmony with rhythmic dances to offer spectacular show. Click here for more information [embed]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06XzHRQY3AA[/embed]... SEE DETAILS »
Y Dance: Project Y (UK)
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The Project Y Foundation Course is a week-long dance course and performance opportunity for dancers aged 12 to 18 in Scotland. This year the course will run at Citymoves Dance Agency in Aberdeen, as part of AIYF. Dancers get the chance to create a new dance piece with a choreographer to be showcased at The Lemon Tree theatre as the opening performance of the Project Y... SEE DETAILS »

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