Tabanka Dance Ensemble

Tabanka is a school, a commercial and an artistic company founded in 2007 by artistic director, dancer and choreographer, Thomas Talawa Prestø.  Tabanka is determined to represent the best within African and Caribbean dance forms, both traditional and contemporary (1). By 2018 they are the only company in Norway working within african esthetical contemporary genres (2). Tabanka has  made a name for themselves through the Talawa-Technique, an innovative movement system designed to master africanistic dance. By 2018, 61 dancers have been through the company's central training program.(3)


(Objekt ID 89009)
Object type Organization
Organization type Dance company
Main focus Dance, International work
Established 2007
Website Tabanka Dance Ensemble

Contact information

Address 0656 Oslo, Norway

Other information

Legal entity Sole Proprietorship/Self-employed business/ENK
Org nr. 992 808 756


1. Tabanka Dance Ensemble,, 25.10.2018,

2. Danseinformasjonen,, 25.10.2018

3. Tabanka Dance Ensemble,, 25.10.2018, 

Own productions
Title Premiere
That Voudou That We Do – June 22, 2020
I:OBJECT – Navember 1, 2018
Limbo – June 14, 2017
Pulse – May 25, 2015
Rhythm, Roots and Revolution – May 28, 2014
Thomas Talawa Prestø – Manager (fra July 28, 2008)