Visual Art

DanceAfrica Visual Art: Innocent Nkurunziza

 
 
May 10—May 31, 2019
 
 
LOCATION:
BAM Fisher Lower Lobby
 
See location hours
 
 
Free
 
BACK

Free and open to the public.
12—5pm daily

 
BACK
 

Intense Emotions, 2018
Ink, pigments, car paint and acrylics painted on “foothill” mounted on canvas
212 x 36 inches
Courtesy of the artist and Ethan Cohen Gallery

BAM Visual Art presents the work of contemporary Rwandan artist Innocent Nkurunziza. Working with a variety of media—including painting, sculpture, and fashion and jewelry design—and driven by a desire to change lives through art, this highly methodical, expressive artist mixes colors and textures derived from the people and landscapes of his surroundings. His latest abstract work, Intense Emotions, is a reflection of Nkurunziza’s Rwanda.

Leadership support for BAM Visual Art provided by Agnes Gund and Toby Devan Lewis

 
 
BIO 
Inema Arts Center 
 

Inema Arts Center is a collective Arts Center that provides space for artists in residence to explore their creative talent. Driven by a desire to change lives through art, Innocent Nkurunziza, along with his brother Emmanuel Nkuranga, founded Inema Arts Center in 2012. As the leading source of contemporary art in Rwanda, Inema Arts Center spurs creativity for personal, social and economic growth. To find out more information, visit the website here.

RELATED EVENTS
Dance
DanceAfrica 2019 Performances
May 24—May 27, 2019
 
Dance
 
DanceAfrica 2019 Performances
May 24—May 27, 2019

This year’s DanceAfrica performance offers a taste of the rich culture and movement traditions of Rwanda, featuring Rwandan dance troupe Inganzo Ngari.


MOREbuy
 
Bazaar
Community
DanceAfrica 2019 Bazaar
May 25—May 27, 2019
 
DanceAfrica 2019 Bazaar
May 25—May 27, 2019
RAIN OR SHINE!
 

DanceAfrica's beloved bazaar returns, featuring more than 150 vendors from around the world, offering African, Caribbean, and African-American food, crafts, and fashion.

MORE
 
Free
Community Day
Community
Community Day
Sat, May 18, 2019
 
Community Day
Sat, May 18, 2019
RAIN OR SHINE!
 

DanceAfrica 2019 kicks off with this annual community welcome for the artists, featuring performances by students from RestorationART.

MORE
 
Free
Tribute to the Ancestors
Community
Tribute to the Ancestors
Sat, May 18, 2019
 
Tribute to the Ancestors
Sat, May 18, 2019
RAIN OR SHINE!
 

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

MORE
 
Free
Chuck Davis Workshop
Community
Chuck Davis Emerging Choreographer Fellowship Workshop
Sat, May 18, 2019
 
Chuck Davis Emerging Choreographer Fellowship Workshop
Sat, May 18, 2019
 

Jade Charon, recipient of the 2018 Chuck Davis Emerging Choreographer Fellowship, leads a dance intensive workshop in the Acogny Technique and Sabar dance styles from Senegal and djembe dance from Burkina Faso.

MORE
 
Free
Chuck Davis Showing
Community
Chuck Davis Emerging Choreographer Fellowship Showing
Sun, May 19, 2019
 
Chuck Davis Emerging Choreographer Fellowship Showing
Sun, May 19, 2019
 

Choreographer Jade Charon, recipient of the 2018 Chuck Davis Emerging Choreographer Fellowship, comes to BAM with a performance that showcases the fruits of her research in Senegal and Burkina Faso, which melds Acogny Technique and Sabar dance styles from Senegal and djembe dance from Burkina Faso with existing African-American techniques to explore communal healing.

MORE
 
Free
Memorial
Community
Memorial Room
May 23—May 27, 2019
 
Memorial Room
May 23—May 27, 2019
 

The Memorial Room is dedicated to preserving the tradition of paying homage to the ancestors of DanceAfrica’s past and present, as well as the ancestors of visiting company Inganzo Ngari.

MORE
 
Free
Entitled
Film Series
FilmAfrica
May 23—May 27, 2019
 
FilmAfrica
May 23—May 27, 2019
FILM SERIES
 

This cinematic companion to the annual DanceAfrica celebration showcases the best new narrative, documentary, and short films from across Africa and the diaspora, with a special focus on Rwanda.

MORE
 
DanceAfrica Portal
Community
DanceAfrica Portal
May 25—May 27, 2019
 
DanceAfrica Portal
May 25—May 27, 2019
RAIN OR SHINE!
 

Connect with local residents and arts lovers in Rwanda at the DanceAfrica Portal!

+ The schedule reflected on the website is the most accurate and up-to-date
MORE
 
Free
Late Night Dance Party
Music
Late Night Dance Party with DJ YB
Sat, May 25, 2019
 
Late Night Dance Party with DJ YB
Sat, May 25, 2019
 

Keep the DanceAfrica celebration going after hours with DJ YB, who brings a mix of Afrobeat, funk, soul, rock, jazz, and hip-hop stylings to the dance floor of BAMcafé.

MORE
 
Free
Radiobook
Literary
Connecting Generations and Continents: RadioBook Rwanda
Sun, May 26, 2019
 
Connecting Generations and Continents: RadioBook Rwanda
Sun, May 26, 2019
 

BAM and the Center for Fiction celebrate the work of multimedia literary imprint RadioBook Rwanda.

MORE
 
Free
Master Class
Classes
DanceAfrica Master Class
Mon, May 27, 2019
 
DanceAfrica Master Class
Mon, May 27, 2019
 

A member of Inganzo Ngari leads this immersive workshop in Rwandan rhythmic traditions and the fundamentals of traditional movement styles.

MORE
 
Adult Adaptive Class
Classes
DanceAfrica Inclusive Workshop
Mon, May 27, 2019
 
DanceAfrica Inclusive Workshop
Mon, May 27, 2019
 

Learn the rhythmic clapping pattern of Icyizire and learn traditional movements from Rwanda in this inclusive, interactive class, open to adults with and without disabilities.

MORE
 
Danceafrica Family Class
Classes
DanceAfrica Family Workshop
Mon, May 27, 2019
 
DanceAfrica Family Workshop
Mon, May 27, 2019
 

Company members of Inganzo Ngari, this year’s visiting company, lead a fun-filled workshop for all ages on the fundamentals of Rwandan movement and music.

MORE