Dance Africa
“There is, literally, no other dance celebration quite like it.”
—Amsterdam News
May 22—May 25, 2020
 
DanceAfrica 2020
Dance
DanceAfrica 2020
Artistic Director Abdel R. Salaam
 
The nation’s largest festival dedicated to African dance and music returns for its 43rd year. Under the leadership of artistic director Abdel R. Salaam, we join together with the entire community to honor the cultural traditions of Africa and its diaspora, spotlighting a new country every year. In addition to the mainstage performances on the Opera House stage, join us for a full weekend of activities, including an art exhibition, dance workshops, the annual FilmAfrica series, and an array of community events, including the one-and-only DanceAfrica Bazaar.
“Throughout the African diaspora, dance has often been a reflection of our cultural, socio-political, and economic experience as it is and a vision of what it can be.”
—Abdel R. Salaam
This year we celebrate the rich movement and dance traditions of Burkina Faso, featuring Ballet Traditionnel du Burkina Faso alongside the return of the DanceAfrica Spirit Walkers and the beloved RestorationArt Dance Youth Ensemble.
 
 
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Tue Jan 28
BAM Patrons & Members
 
 
SINGLE TICKETS ON SALE
Tue Jan 28
BAM Patrons
 
Tue Feb 04
BAM Members
 
Tue Feb 11
General Public
 
 
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To be announced
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TICKETS START AT  $25
Premium orchestra seats available to BAM Patrons and Level 5 BAM Members (even for sold out shows). Contact BAM Patron Services at 718.636.4182 for more information. Please note: Each person, regardless of age, must have a ticket to attend BAM programs. Lap seating will not be permitted without a ticket. 
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Discounted rush tickets for students, seniors, and US service members are subject to availability.

Leadership support for dance at BAM provided by The SHS Foundation and

Harkness

 

Leadership support for programming in the Howard Gilman Opera House provided by:

Howard Gilman

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