Artists & Workshops / Emmanuel Okine

Art forms

Dance, Drumming/Percussion, Circus Skills & Acrobatics

What he does

  • West African dance workshops
  • West African drumming workshops
  • Circus skills workshops
  • Circus skills and acrobatics performance

Who for

  • Age 3 years and above
  • Youth and community groups
  • Residencies
  • Training Events and Conferences
  • Festivals and events


"All children thoroughly enjoyed the workshops and festival performance - especially the children who are often most challenging and harder to engage"

511 Team. Canterbury City Council.


Emmanuel has been developing his craft in Ghana since the age of five, combining traditional African acrobatics with skills learnt in training with a Chinese State Circus master. Fire eating, juggling and extraordinary feats of balance are performed in mesmerising style, supported by the sounds of music from across Western Africa, and Emmanuel has performed across the world at festivals such as WOMAD in Spain and the Edinburgh Festival, and venues such as the Royal Festival Hall (London) and Notting Hill Carnival.

 As well as being a dynamic and breath-taking performer, Emmanuel is committed to education and uses his talents to promote social cohesion, cultural awareness and self-development skills.