Production

DanceAfrica 1997: 20th Anniversary Celebration

May 23 – 25, 1997


Alternate Title Dance Africa 1997
Production Language English
Country of Origin United States, Côte d'Ivoire
Description To kick off its 20th anniversary celebration the DanceAfrica festival began a new tradition: a procession through the Opera House led by the BAM/Restoration DanceAfrica Ensemble, a group of Brooklyn children who are trained in African dance through the Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation. Over an action packed weekend, nearly two dozen of DanceAfrica’s favorite ensembles were presented, alongside master classes, dance classes for children, and talks by Chuck Davis and other Elders.  
 
Identifier 1997s.00977
VenueOpera House
artistic advisorMarie Brooks
company managerBley Zaguehi
dancerChuck Davis, Abayomi Goodall, Abbie George, Adzua B. Opare, Adzua Opare, Mama DeBorah Davis-Gray, Afiya Gamble, Ahmad Lemons, Ahmasi, Aisha Hawkins, Aisha White Ayers, Aiye Robinson, Akann Clarke, Akissi Britton, Akua Brown, Alicia White-Ayers, Alioia Matthews, Almaze Getahun, Amalia Rodriquez, Amiparo Chigui Santiago, Amparo Santiago, Andre Logan, Asha Isac, Ashenafi Mitiku, Asia Wilson, Astere Yemmer, Ayanna Frederick, Jacqueline Coban-Martin, Linda Evans, Ayeshah Soaries, Tara Bernard, Sandra Burton, Baby Badila, Barney Webster, Beir Cleghorn, Brandon "Peace" Albright, Burlington Barnett, Candice Mitchell, Caren Calder, Carole Mason, Chanel Barrow, Charles Robinson, Charles Thorpes, Charlotte Casey, Chemaine Maxwell, Cheryl Pitts, Chinele Mitchell, Clyde Evans, Jr., Constance Martin, Crystal Calder, Crystal Harrison, Cynthia Showard-Humphrey, Darnell Dullock, Debbie Davis, Delores Sampson, Denise Ola DeJean, Diomandé Sogbety, Dorothea Faisom, Dorthea Faison, Duane Lee Holland, Efeya Sampson, Elaine Williamson, Eleanor Cochrane, El San Hason, Eric Stickney, Etagne Mulaw, Fanzy Monguehi, Frank Stephens, Glenn Gittens, Ibrahim Sylla, Idrissa Kelly, Imani Jones, Imani Kahn, Iusaset Barker, James Yarborough, Jamille Mills, Janelle Garroway, Janelle Mills, Janice Montague, Janice Tillary, Jasmin Mendez, Jeffrey Page, Jenifer Dent, Jessica Mason, Jewel Love, Jimmie Green, Jody Taylor, Joey Middleton, Jr., Jonathan Robinson II, Jonathan Robinson III, June Davidson, Kaitu Mandulo, Kamae Opare, Kamu Mimy, Kamaté Yaya Oulai Sylvie, Kamilah lman, Kamoo Folaso, Kamururi Kelly, Karen Thornton, Katunge Folaso, Kavena Coaxum-Smart, Keesha Burke, Kelli Walton, Kelvin Cooper, Ken Jae Johnson, Kenneth Johnson, Keresser James, Keti Terry, Khabiyrat McClean-Nur, Khadeejah McClean-Nur, Khidhra McClean-Nur, Kierra Palmer, Kofi Opoku, Kujichagulia Kelly, Kwabena Nkromah, Laisha Washington, Lamar Wilson, La Niece Mobley, LaQuanda Forte, LaQuanda Frederick, Lathea Williams, Leroy Diggs, Les Rivers, Licia Matthews, Linda Crews, Lisa Chapman, Lolita Hallman, Luther Sulaiman Wilson, Lyvonne Ellis, Maat Johnson, Maisha Duval, Maisha Thompson, Malik Camara, Mamadou Dahoué, Maryam Martinez, Mayla Billips, Medina Ann, Medina Keita, Melvin Fogle, William Matthews, Michelle Rodriquez, Patricia Dye-Asante, Mounanou Badila, Myra Key, Nadyia Jones, Nalo Coban, Nefertiti Johnson, Nefreteri Peoples, Ngonda Badila, Nicole Butler, Nicole Laboriel, Nini Coban, Nkoula Badila, Noelani Love, Patricia Gittens, Nyemba Seales, Olaifa Abramson, Olugbade Carter, Patricia Mabry, Pender White Ayers, Phillip Williamson, Radika Mc Collin, Rene Marcus, Rennie Harris, Rhonda Harrison, Robbie Cohen Jr., Robin Gee, Rodney Mason, Ron Wood, Roosevelt Nettles, Sabrina Lloyd, Sabrina Williams, Sabriyyah Job, Safaih Ali, Sandra Barnes, Sandra Fela Wiles, Sarah Martinez, Shamari McVarin, Shanae Seales, Shana Terrell, Adwoa Brown, Shandel Charles, Shani Britt, Shantel Charles, Shenel Weekes, Stephanie Berry, Leslie Gray, Sulé Wilson, Takecia Long, Takeema Lewis, Tamara Adderton, Tameka Landers, Tamika Burrows, Tanya Millar, Teana White, Temi Baker, Teresa Gail Rouse, Thatcher Marks, Lynette White-Mathews, Theresa Capers, Thomas Mitchell, Toni K. Hall, Tori Corpas, Toya Chinfloo, Tracy Allen, Trementa Walker, Trisha Baker, Vado Diamonde, Vianda Martin, Wadiyah Knott, Wavenie Best, Wayne Daniels, Wendy Wilson, William Green, Yaa Yaa Akoto, Yao Brima, Yester Hernandez, "Yewande" Kelly-Johnson, Yvette Barrows, Zabriyyah Job, Zan Bangoura
director assistant/associateAndara Koumba Rahman-Ndiaye, Jewel Love
executive directorAbiodun Mc Cray, Alice Dinizulu
lighting designerWilliam H. Grant III
musical directorMichael Martin Sampson
top billingChuck Davis

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