WHO WE ARE
Ayanjo is a private indigenous theatre company that make use of make use of indigenous musical instruments, dances, chant, drama etc to preserve and promulgate the fascinating cultural heritage of Nigeria to the world. Ayanjo is endorsed by the the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, National Council for Arts And Culture and International Organization of Folk Art (IOV), the Dance Guild of Nigeria amongst others.
We use our artistic province as a measure to educate, enlighten, inform and to communicate the fascinating heritage of Nigeria to the society at large. “We express ourselves through all genre of art. We feel a need to create and to tell an abstract story through the movement. Inspired by a daily life situation and our intuition we express the beauty and chaos of the world we are living in and the world that we imagine.”
Ayanjo has successfully presents itself for selfless performances across Nigeria and around the world promoting the unreserved cultural value of our nation. Our works are moving the borders of various cultures, dances, music, folklore and all other form of art. The storytelling, historical plays are based either on the true histories, concept or abstract ideas and are supported by a high technical level of performance.
Our vision is aimed at promoting the reserved indigenous cultural values of Nigeria through dances of our land, stage plays, story telling, chant, drama, folk-music, traditional fitness programs, employee wellness programs and cultural festivals. Bringing back lost histories of legends, ancestors, respectable icons and mostly our moral values to both the young and old of this generation and future.
– To present indigenous stage performances as an art form worthy of serious consideration along with modern performance art.
– To present historical and indigenous productions with a consistent high level of artistic integrity and professionalism in terms of presentations, choreography, technicalities and production values.
– To build an exciting audience for live theatre.
We are safeguarding cultural knowledge and expression by putting our best to ensure that indigenous cultures are maintained in our works for heritage to be passed down to future generations. There are many ethnics in Nigeria that deserves to be promoted. These cultures still developed over the years, despite the enormous impact of modernization and contemporary invasion of art.