Daily Events in NYC, New York, USA
23-25 May 2008
DanceAfrica is a heritage and community celebration centered on the diverse dance forms of the African Diaspora held each Memorial Day weekend at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). Included are live music, a film series at BAM Rose Cinemas, master classes, a student-artist sculpture garden, education programs, and an outdoor bazaar.
Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, the three-day event includes live music in BAM café, an African Diaspora film series at BAM Rose Cinemas, masterclasses for young dancers, education programmes with the Restoration Youth Arts Academy in BedStuy and the outdoor DanceAfrica Bazaar, featuring African crafts, food and fashion.
Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)
May 23 at 7:30pm
May 24 at 2pm & 7:30pm
May 25 & 26 at 3pm
Subscription Tickets: $16, 24, 32, 36
(Full Price: $20, 30, 40, 45)
(Children 16 & under: $10, 15, 20, 22.50)
Ceesay Kujabi and the Bachinab
LaRocque Bey School of Dance Theatre, Inc. and BAM/Restoration DanceAfrica Ensemble
Lighting Design William H. Grant III
Photo of Giwayen Mata by Seve Adigun
Atlantic Avenue or Pacific Street subways
In the Fort Greene section of Brooklyn.
By Bus: the BAMbus offers convenient round-trip transportation between Manhattan and BAM, departing from the Whitney at Philip Morris, 120 Park Ave at E 42nd St, one hour prior to every BAM performance, unless otherwise noted.
BAM is within walking distance from the 2,3,4,5,Q, N, R, M, G, B, D and C trains.