Dance

DanceAfrica 2014 Opening Celebration

 
 
Sun, May 18, 2014
  • 3PM
 
LOCATION:
Peter Jay Sharp Building
 
BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
RUN TIME: 2hrs 35min (with intermission)
ALL TICKETS:  $25
 
 
 
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Artistic Director Chuck Davis

DanceAfrica founder and artistic director Chuck Davis hosts this showcase of dance and music to kick off the annual festival, featuring three Madagascar-based artists—music and dance troupe Groupe Bakomanga, guitar artist Madagascar Slim, and world music sensation Hanitrarivo Rasoanaivo—plus select New York State artists and more.

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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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
Hanitrarivo Rasoanaivo
 

Hanitrarivo Rasoanaivo is a star in the Malagasy music scene.

 
 
Artists
Groupe Bakomanga
 

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