Programs

DanceAfrica 35 Years

 
 
May 18—May 28, 2012
 
 
 
 
 
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DanceAfrica, BAM's longest running program-and one of America's largest and most vibrant celebrations of African and African American dance, music, and culture-celebrates its 35th year.

Read more about the history of DanceAfrica.


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PAST EVENTS
Dance
DanceAfrica Opening Celebration
 

DanceAfrica celebrates its 35th anniversary with a week of dance, film, music, and more.

Sun, May 20, 2012
 
 
Neighborhood
DanceAfrica Pre-Opening Ceremony
 

DanceAfrica begins at the historic Weeksville Heritage Center in Brooklyn.

Sat, May 19, 2012
 
 
Free
Neighborhood
DanceAfrica Pre-Opening Celebration
 

Celebrate the 16th year of the BAM/Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation partnership.

Sat, May 19, 2012
 
 
Free
Neighborhood
FAB Fridays
 

This outdoor event includes free live music performances, DJ dance party, and games.

Fri, May 4, 2012
 
 
Free
Neighborhood
Connecting Cultures: A World in Brooklyn
 

Forces of Nature Dance Theater presents original pieces.

Sat, May 5, 2012
 
 
Free
Neighborhood
BAM Scripps Scholarship Award Ceremony
 

Scholarship recipients are honored during the opening night performance of DanceAfrica.

Sun, May 20, 2012
 
 
Dance
DanceAfrica Memorial Day Weekend
 

DanceAfrica celebrates its 35th anniversary with a week of dance, film, music, and more.

May 25—May 28, 2012
 
 
Neighborhood
African Dance Workshops
 

Dancers from the DanceAfrica 2012 lead two workshops on dance and music.

May 27—May 28, 2012
 
 
Neighborhood
DanceAfrica 2012 Bazaar
 
May 26—May 28, 2012
Rain or shine!
 
 
Free
Talks
Artist Talk/Chuck Davis
 

Chuck Davis surveys his work with dance companies from Africa and its diaspora.

Sun, May 27, 2012
 
 
Music
Half the Sky Festival: Jazz Women Fusing Forms
 

Brooklyn Arts Council returns to BAMcafé Live to present Jazz Women Fusing Forms.

Fri, May 18, 2012
 
 
Free
Music
Mason-Jam-Ja Band
 

Mason-Jam-Ja Band blend spirituals, blues, rap, and more with the music of West Africa.

Fri, May 25, 2012
 
 
Free
Music
BRC Orchestra Salute to Don Cornelius & Soul Train
 

The Black Rock Coalition Orchestra pays tribute to late Soul Train guru Don Cornelius. 

Sat, May 26, 2012
 
 
Free