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Danceafrica Workshops
May 3 & May 14, 2022
DanceAfrica Artist Workshops

Co-presented by BAM and Mark Morris Dance Group


Work directly with some of the festival’s choreographers in these open level workshops exploring different movement practices. Led by artists from Asase Yaa African American Dance Theater, Bambara Drum and Dance Ensemble, Harambee Dance Company, and LaRocque Bey School of Dance, each workshop features two different companies so participants experience a range of practices and styles.

For teens and adults; all levels of experience are welcome.







Mark Morris Dance Center
(3 Lafayette Avenue)


ALL TICKETS:  $12 per class

All events will adhere to protocols developed in accordance with New York State regulations and in consultation with medical professionals for the safety of our artists, audiences, and staff.


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Tuesday May 03, 2022
Performances no longer available.

Leadership support for BAM Access Programs provided by the Jerome L. Greene Foundation

Jerome L. Greene Foundation


Leadership support for the BAM Hamm Archives and BAM Film, Community, and Education programs provided by The Thompson Family Foundation

Leadership support for BAM Education programs provided by: The Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation; The SHS Foundation; and The Thompson Family Foundation

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Major Sponsor of BAM Education Programs


Major support for BAM Education programs provided by: Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation; Constans Culver Foundation; The FAR Fund; The Emily Davie & Joseph S. Kornfeld Foundation; Tiger Baron Foundation; and Joseph LeRoy and Ann C. Warner Fund

Harambee Bambara
Tue, May 3 at 6:30pm / In person: $12
Harambee Dance Company and Bambara Drum and Dance Ensemble
Artistic Director and resident choreographer of Harambee Dance Company Sandella Malloy first teaches traditional West African dance technique with a contemporary flare and choreography that is both fun and invigorating. Then, Bambara Drum and Dance Ensemble Artistic Director Jewel Love and Assistant to Artistic Director Noelani Love teach Afro-Cuban and West African dance, exploring the similarities and differences between the two cultures through movement and songs.
Asase Yaa Larocque Bey
Sat, May 14 at 1pm / In person: $12
Asase Yaa African American Dance Theater and LaRocque Bey School of Dance Theatre
The workshop will begin with Yao Ababio, founder and artistic director of the Asase Yaa African American Dance Theater, teaching dances from the Ga people of Ghana and Mandingue people of Guinea. This exciting and energetic class focuses on traditional dance moves, some of which are templates for dances we see today. Brother Jerome Hunter, executive and artistic director of the LaRocque Bey School of Dance Theatre, will then present a class exploring West African dance, fitness, and Afrobeat, as well as sharing the company’s approach of merging several dance disciplines from Africa, Brazil, the Caribbean, and North America.
DanceAfrica 2022
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