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African Stages Association of BC

Discipline: Interdisciplinary
Homebase: Vancouver
Languages: English, French

This group was created to fill the void by staging theatrical shows to share African cultural heritage. To date they have had many staged performances. African Stages integrates four different art forms in their performances: drumming, theatre, storytelling and dance. This group integrates audiences into its performances by utilizing them in major roles, with ever-colourful costumes and props, to give an unforgettable experience to participants.


Excellent engagement with students and performers. Vice Principal, George Vanier Elementary, Surrey
Very powerful with a positive interaction with students... The students just were all ears and excitement at the same time. Teachers' Representative, Moberly Community School, Burnaby

Performances & Workshops

Only Available until June

Tohio - African Storytelling

Grade Suitability: K - 12
Duration: 60 mins.
Capacity: 175 students (up to 2 shows per day)
Tech Requirements: Mic and PA system for large space; changing rooms with bathrooms
Fee Range: $745 - $1,145 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Tohio - African Storytelling offers strong, positive messages that promote peaceful co-existence with others. In our stories, students are not a mere audience, they are part of the show! Students will be provided with masks and props to actively participate in the story, following directions from the storyteller and audience. Featuring storyteller Comfort Ero with a drummer and a dancer, our stories are mainly traditional African folktales depicting non-violent ways of solving problems.

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