Bantaba: the Circle of Celebration

The Seventh Principle | Young Audiences New Jersey


Through a high-energy fusion of percussive dance, traditional music, and rousing call-and-response, the three performers of The Seventh Principle demonstrate both traditional African dance and modern African-American dance while teaching about the respective cultures on both sides of the Atlantic. Students will understand how dance and music are infused into elements of everyday life in West African communities, and how the arts play an important role as an expression of cultural identity. Bantaba: The Circle of Celebration connects students to the history of African dance and culture and celebrates the unique ability the art form has to bring people together around the world.


Audience Limit: 250

Program Length: 45 min.

Appropriate For Grade(s):
Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, All Grades


Assembly Price: $1,040

Assembly Two-in-a-Row Price: $1,350

Travel Fee: $75 per day

Technical Requirements

wooden floor preferred (wood stage okay); one microphone; P.A. system;


International Drum Month

Black History Month

National Dance Month

Curriculum Standards

Visual & Performing Arts

Call for Info: 866-500-9265

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