DanceAfrica 2011: Expressions and Encounters: African, Cuban, and American Rhythms
Part of the 2011 Spring Season and ¡Sí Cuba! Festival
May 27, 2011 at 7:30pm
May 28, 2011 at 2 & 7:30pm
May 29 & 30, 2011 at 3pm
Artistic Director Chuck Davis
Now in its 34th year, DanceAfrica, galvanized by the vision of Artistic Director Chuck Davis, unites dance companies from around the world to celebrate the cultural vitality of Africa and its diaspora. This year, in conjunction with a citywide celebration of Cuban culture and art, BAM welcomes Santiago de Cuba-based Ballet Folklórico Cutumba, masters of the island’s vibrant Afro-Cuban and Haitian popular styles. A favorite at the DanceAfrica 2002 celebration, Cutumba returns to BAM with a compelling program infused with the sultry rhythms of the Cuban gagá and son. They will be joined by Kùlú Mèlé African Dance and Drum Ensemble, Bambara Drum and Dance Ensemble, and Brooklyn’s very own BAM/Restoration DanceAfrica Ensemble for a program that promises to inspire.
A Memorial Day weekend tradition, DanceAfrica is packed with dance, music, art, film, and community events—plus the one-and-only DanceAfrica outdoor bazaar.
BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
120min with intermission
Subscription Tickets: $16—40
(Full price: $20—50)
(Ages 16 & Under: $10—25)
Prices are subject to change.
Ballet Folklórico Cutumba (Cuba)
BAM/Restoration DanceAfrica Ensemble (Brooklyn)
Bambara Drum and Dance Ensemble (Bronx)
Kùlú Mèlé African Dance & Drum Ensemble (Philadelphia)
Produced by BAM