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DanceAfrica 2018 Performances

 
 
May 26—May 28, 2018
 
Performance dates & times
 
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RUN TIME: Approx. 2hr with intermission
FULL PRICE TICKETS START AT  $25
Up to 20% off for groups of 10 or more (ends May 11); 50% off for ages 16 & under (available at the box office)
 
 
 
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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Remembrance, Reconciliation, Renewal

Artistic Director Abdel R. Salaam

The nation’s largest African dance festival returns to BAM for its 41st year, under the leadership of artistic director Abdel R. Salaam. This year’s performance offers a taste of the rhythm and spirit of South Africa, acknowledging Nelson Mandela’s centennial birthday and the contributions of freedom fighters past and present.

South African supergroup Ingoma KwaZulu-Natal Dance Company brings traditional movement idioms alongside the contemporary stylings of Durban-based Siwela Sonke Dance Theatre. They are joined by the BAM/Restoration Dance Youth Ensemble and, together, rejoice in the transcendent power of movement and music in a range of forms and traditions. This year’s performance draws parallels between South African anti-apartheid and American civil rights movements, portraying the struggles for justice and, ultimately, serving up triumphant celebrations of culture.

Ingoma KwaZulu-Natal Dance Company
Siwela Sonke Dance Theatre
BAM/Restoration Dance Youth Ensemble (Brooklyn)
DanceAfrica Spirit Walkers
Lighting & Scenic Design by Al Crawford
Sound Design by David Margolin Lawson

Produced by BAM

Read the BAM program notes for Danceafrica 2018
leadership support for dance bam provided by: harkness foundation for dance
support for the signature artist series provided by: howard gilman foundation
 
 
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