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DanceAfrica Festival 2017

 
 
May 26—May 29, 2017
 

Dance
Music
Film
Visual Art
Bazaar
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Forty years after its inauguration under the artistic direction of Chuck Davis, the nation’s largest festival of African dance returns for a special anniversary celebration, bringing together performance, art, film, community events, dance workshops, and the one-and-only DanceAfrica bazaar. This year’s main event, under the leadership of artistic director Abdel R. Salaam, pays tribute to the music and movement of Guinea, featuring two powerful ensembles that represent the diverse cultures of the African diaspora and the transformative power of movement.


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Dance
DanceAfrica 2017
May 26—May 29, 2017
 
Dance
 
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May 26—May 29, 2017

This year’s 40th anniversary celebration pays tribute to the music and movement traditions of Guinea.


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Tribute to the Ancestors
Sat, May 20, 2017
 
Tribute to the Ancestors
Sat, May 20, 2017
 

This traditional tribute to those who have passed on features music and drumming, dance performances, and a libation ceremony for the ancestors conducted by the DanceAfrica Council of Elders.

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DanceAfrica Community Day at RestorationART
Sat, May 20, 2017
 
DanceAfrica Community Day at RestorationART
Sat, May 20, 2017
 

This year's festival kicks off with the annual community welcome for the artists, featuring performances by students from RestorationART who have participated in BAM Education's DanceAfrica program.

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Film Series
FilmAfrica 2017
May 26—May 29, 2017
 
FilmAfrica 2017
May 26—May 29, 2017
 

This cinematic companion to the annual DanceAfrica celebration features the best narrative and documentary films from across Africa and beyond, with a special focus on Guinea.

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DanceAfrica 2017 Bazaar
May 27—May 29, 2017
 
DanceAfrica 2017 Bazaar
May 27—May 29, 2017
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DanceAfrica's beloved bazaar returns, featuring more than 150 vendors from around the world, offering African, Caribbean, and African-American food, crafts, and fashion. Download 2017 Vendor Application here.

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Classes
DanceAfrica Family Workshop
Mon, May 29, 2017
 
DanceAfrica Family Workshop
Mon, May 29, 2017
 

Caregivers and children alike deepen their engagement with DanceAfrica in this fun-filled, hands-on workshop focusing on Guinean movement and music.

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DanceAfrica Master Class
Mon, May 29, 2017
 
DanceAfrica Master Class
Mon, May 29, 2017
 

Participants are introduced to West African rhythmic traditions and learn the fundamentals of Guinean movement styles in this immersive workshop.

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