Each production tours internationally for up to two years presenting literally hundreds of performances across the globe. Since the company's inception in late 1952, it has always been their artistic policy to produce works that deal with universal issues within the context of their cultural perspective. For example, past shows in recent years such as Mali-Sadio focused on faithfulness and trust, whilst The Bell of Hamana concentrated on the protection of the environment. The production Silo, The Path of Life demonstrated the importance of a good education for the youth of today confronted with the responsibilities of tomorrow and Heritage reflected the accomplishments and aspirations of a people being passed from generation to generation.
Today, Les Ballets Africains is preparing to embark on a voyage into the 21st century. For the 2003-2004 season, Les Ballets Africains is producing a new work celebrating the company's illustrious fifty year history. Under the guidance of Artistic Director Italo Zambo and assisted by Technical Director Hamidou Bangoura and Choreographer Mohamed Kemoka Sano, the thirty-five strong ensemble will present their inimitable blend of traditional dance, music and story-telling laced with the superb demonstrations of spectacle, acrobatics, comedy and drama.