Daily Events in NYC, New York, USA
28-31 May 2010
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 33rd 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, the Pamodzi Dance Troupe from Zambia offers a medley of traditional music and dance rich with Zambian heritage. They will be joined by the American companies Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Illstyle & Peace Productions from Philadelphia, and Brooklyn’s very own BAM/Restoration DanceAfrica Ensemble for a program that promises to inspire. 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 28 at 7:30pm
May 29 at 2 & 7:30pm
May 30 & 31 at 3pm
Subscription tickets: $16, 24, 32, 40
(Full price: $20, 30, 40, 50)
(Children 16 & under: $10, 15, 20, 25)
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.