Alternate Title Dance Africa 2019
Production Language English
Country of Origin United States
Description The nation’s largest African and African-diasporic dance festival returns with its traditional Memorial Day weekend extravaganza—featuring dance, music, art, film, classes, and community events, including the beloved DanceAfrica outdoor bazaar. This year’s DanceAfrica celebrates the artistic heritage of Rwanda, giving light to an aspect of this country not often seen by US audiences. Participating artists will be announced soon; please check BAM.org for updates.
Abdel R. Salaam became DanceAfrica’s artistic director in 2016. He is also the executive artistic director/co-founder of Forces of Nature Dance Theatre (FONDT) founded in 1981. Born in Harlem, Salaam is a critically acclaimed choreographer and has served as a dancer, teacher, and performing artist on five continents throughout his 47-year career in the dance world.