Dance

DanceAfrica 2014

 
 
May 23—May 26, 2014
 
Performance dates & times
LOCATION:
Peter Jay Sharp Building
 
BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
RUN TIME: 2hrs (with intermission)
SUBSCRIPTIONS START AT  $16
FULL PRICE TICKETS START AT  $20
 
 
 
 
 
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Artistic Director Chuck Davis
Groupe Bakomanga

DanceAfrica—the nation’s largest festival dedicated to African dance—returns for its 37th year, welcoming Madagascar-based music and dance troupe Bakomanga.

This year, the spotlight shines on Bakomanga, making its US debut. This Madagascar-based music and dance troupe embraces a rich variety of indigenous cultural forms, using jubilant drum- and accordion-driven music and movement to honor its ancestors, usher in the harvest, and preserve tradition. Catch them and select New York State artists in the annual Memorial Day weekend performances, hosted by Baba Chuck Davis. Ago! Amee!

 

DanceAfrica is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature

 
 
 
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DanceAfrica 2014 Opening Celebration
Sun, May 18, 2014
 
DanceAfrica 2014 Opening Celebration
Sun, May 18, 2014
 

Artistic director Chuck Davis hosts this showcase of dance and music to kick off the festival, featuring Madagascar-based Groupe Bakomanga, Malagasy guitarist Madagascar Slim, New York State artists, and more.

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Iconic BAM Artists
Chuck Davis
 

Chuck Davis is one of the foremost teachers and choreographers of traditional African dance in America.

 
 
Artists
BAM/Restoration DanceAfrica Ensemble
 

BAM/Restoration DanceAfrica Ensemble celebrates ancestral roots and the modern-day community. 

 
 
Artists
Madagascar Slim
 

The Malagasy-Canadian guitarist combines folk and blues in his own award-winning style.

 
 
Artists
Groupe Bakomanga
 

Bakomanga has performed in Japan, France, La Reunion, and Gabon. 

 
 
Artists
Nnenna Okore
 

An internationally awarded artist, Okore was recently featured in Sculpture magazine.

 
 
Artists
Asase Yaa
 

Artistic Director Yao Ababio founded Asase Yaa African American Dance Theater in 2001.

 
 
AACC Dance and Drum Performance Company
 

This Buffalo-based organization draws on Senegalese dance and drum traditions.