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Atumpan Overview

Founders &

Classes

1998   Husband and wife team Corey & LaQuita Marie Staten founded Atumpan-The Talking Drums to present interactive education through storytelling

 2003   Ongoing residencies, musical training, historical studies, theatrical training  while touring museums, libraries, K-12 schools, universities, festivals, and conferences

2006   Corey and LaQuita termed the Dynamic Duo by historians and professors; Atumpan Edutainment  became the parent company

2011   Annual Kwanzaa show: a stageplay production that encourages and allows people of all ethnicities and preferences to attend as well as perform

2012   Atumpan Dance Theatre was started while at the Attucks Theatre (2012-2017) as Atumpan African Dance, ACT Dance Theatre, then  Atumpan Dance Theatre in 2019

2016   Atumpan Edutainment became incorporated as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization

2017  Atumpan Dance Theatre classes at the Fred Heutte Center (Ghent section of Norfolk) and the Kroc Center of Hampton Roads
 

Atumpan Live!

News Articles &

Notable Events

  • Atumpan has been a Norfolk based organization since 2000 and continues traveling the mid-Atlantic region.  Here are several noteworthy media mentions

  • 2009 Virginia Pilot Newspaper Article

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Portsmouth, VA 23705

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Atumpan Edutainment staff responds to email and phone inquiries throughout the day.

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(757)525-YARN (9276)

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