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Brooklyn, New York

DanceAfrica 2009

Part of the 2009 Spring Season

May 22 at 7:30pm
May 23 at 2 & 7:30pm
May 24 & 25 at 3pm

Rhythmic Reflection: African Legacies Revealed
Artistic Director Chuck Davis

Evidence, A Dance Company (Brooklyn)
Farafina Kan (Washington D.C.)
The SeeWe African Dance Company (NY)
and BAM/Restoration DanceAfrica Ensemble (Brooklyn)

Now in its 32nd year, DanceAfrica, guided by the inspired, creative vision of Artistic Director Chuck Davis, unites dance companies from across the nation to shake the Opera House stage. This year Washington DC-based percussion orchestra Farafina Kan—the "sound of Africa"—shares the history and spirit of West African music; New York group SeeWe African Dance Company uses African rhythms and instruments to enlighten audiences; Brooklyn-based Evidence, A Dance Company fuses traditional African dance with contemporary movements and spoken word; and the BAM/Restoration DanceAfrica Ensemble from Bed-Stuy performs for the thirteenth straight year at BAM. A Memorial Day weekend tradition, DanceAfrica is packed with dance, music, art, and film events—plus the one-and-only DanceAfrica outdoor bazaar.

BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
Running time: 120min with intermission

Subscription tickets: $16, 24, 32, 36
(Full price: $20, 30, 40, 45)
(Children 16 & under: $10, 15, 20, 22.50)

Lighting Design William H. Grant III

* Music video of Farafina Kan's Nankama
* Video clip of Evidence, A Dance Company
* Video clip of Moumintaou Camara, Artistic Director of SèeWè African Dance Company


Morgan Stanley

Time Warner

Additional support is provided by Con Edison

Credit: Evidence, A Dance Company by Rachel Papo

Official Website: http://www.bam.org/view.aspx?pid=701

Added by therearegoats on May 14, 2009

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