Production

DanceAfrica 2011: Expressions and Encounters: African, Cuban, and American Rhythms

May 27 – 30, 2011


Alternate Title Dance Africa 2011
Production Language English
Country of Origin Cuba, United States
Description 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.
 
Identifier 2011s.01074
VenueOpera House
artistic advisorNoelani Love
dancerRachel Acacia Salas Vega, Yordanka Michel Almenares, Juan Carlos Cabrera Borrero, George Castellanos Agüero, Maria de los Angeles Rios Arrate, Sergio Hechavarria Gallardo, Yaneidis González La Valle, Maura Isaac Alvarez, Adrian Limonta Alvarez, Laima Martinez Coello, Elieser Mendoza Pérez, Victor Ramirez Regrifo, Daniele Bourget, Tekeytha Fullwood, Dorothy Gordon Wilkie, Kia Holifield-Wimmer, Cachet Ivy, Bryant Lee, Acacia Reed, Ama Schley, Payin Schley, Edward Smallwood, Renelle Smith, James Wilkie, Fasina Wilkie-Harrison, Tajah Williams, Precious T. Bonaparte, Heike Currie, Toyia Ford, Billy Greene (Bambara Drum and Dance Ensemble), Latoya Hall, Yetunde Hatcher, Francie Johnson, Noelani Love, Falosha Martin, Richard Nixon (Harambee/LaRocque Bey School/Bambara), Mathew Pasterisa, Joy Richardson (Bambara Drum and Dance Ensemble), Michele Stafford, Erlene Trumpet-McKinney, Kadesha Trumpet, Sherece Walker, Lydia Yearwood, Mohammed Ali (BAM/Restoration DanceAfrica Ensemble), Joseph Boose, Kourtney Charles, Kishana Flenory, Thea Grier, Tamara Jolly, Noel Kelly, Qahirah Kibler, Elexus Knox, Hassan Mohammad, Adrian Nelson, Jadeah Norris, Diamond Roach, Dayshon Saunders, Nailah Walthour, Deborah Garrett, Nadia Hyppolite, Nicole London, Virna Springer, Johann Bastien, Zawadi Boyce, Dierdre Brock, Femi Brown, Kaisa Brown, Ayodele Cameron, Ariel Campbell, Victoria Chery, Malcolm DosReis, Kiah Dozier, Kerdeem Farrell, Miyah Harris, Brianna Hendley, Shaniya Hyndman, Hadiya Hyppolite, Zaria Jones, Brooke Kennedy, Bria Knox, Simone Knox, Talijha Lezama, Jada Martin-Capers, Kianna McKoy, Leanna Mitchell, Aziza Pope, Annessa Reid, Kimberly Reid, Tianna Smith, Keturah Stephen, Carmella Taitt, Tianna Thomas, Kibibi Ajanku, Malik Camara, Lindia Dugue, Cimone Graves, Kim Holmes, Naima Infinity, Arisa Ingram, Joy Karaimu, Diarra Lansana, Daryl Lobban, Paul Lucas, Kamu Mimy, Subuna Mimy, Aisha Starr, Nakia D. Vieira, James Yarborough, Breeyah Dozier, Colby Myers, Sequoia Harris, Nyomie Torres, Shoniah Torres, Leslie Gray, Mama DeBorah Davis-Gray, Hanan Hameen
executive directorJoseph Barnes
lighting designerWilliam H. Grant III
musical directorAde Love
stage manager assistantNormadien Woolbright
top billingChuck Davis

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