Daily Events in NYC, New York, USA
22-25 May 2009
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.
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.
Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)
May 22 at 7:30pm
May 23 at 2 & 7:30pm
May 24 & 25 at 3pm
Subscription tickets: $16, 24, 32, 36
(Full price: $20, 30, 40, 45)
(Children 16 & under: $10, 15, 20, 22.50)
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)
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.