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DanceAfrica 2019 Performances

May 24 @ 7:30 pm

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Every day until May 27, 2019

This year’s DanceAfrica performances offer a taste of the rich culture and traditions of Rwanda, under the leadership of artistic director Abdel R. Salaam. In acknowledgement of the 25th anniversary of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda and the undaunted national movement toward reconciliation and renewal, DanceAfrica offers a moment to celebrate a path forward.

This year’s visiting company is the globally recognized Rwandan dance troupe Inganzo Ngari. Founded in 2006, the ensemble is utterly beloved by Rwandans for its dedication to traditional forms and movement idioms, from warrior dances to a variety of crop rituals. They are joined onstage by Rwandan-born spoken word artist Malaika Uwamahoro, composer Michael Wimberly, percussionist Kofi Osei Williams, percussionist Frank Molloy IV, the DanceAfrica Spirit Walkers, and the beloved RestorationArt Dance Youth Ensemble. Together, with the DanceAfrica and BAM community, they rejoice in the transcendent power of movement and music.

Friday 05/24 – 7:30 p.m.

Saturday 05/25 – 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.

Sunday 05/26 – 3 p.m.

Monday 05/27 – 3 p.m.

Details

Date:
May 24
Time:
7:30 pm
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Venue

BAM Peter Jay Sharp Building
30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217 United States
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Phone:
718-636-4100