Production

DanceAfrica 1987: The Honoring of the Elders, Under the Baobab Tree

May 2 – 3, 1987


Alternate Title A Celebration of African American Dance Companies, Dance Africa 1987
Production Language English
Country of Origin United States
Description The 1987 DanceAfrica festival brought back a number of the festival’s longtime favorites, including: Charles Moore, Arthur Hall’s Afro-Dance Ensemble, Women of the Calabash, and Dinizulu. A special treat in the second program, “The Honoring of the Elders,” featured Pearl Primus, who led the ceremonial honoring of the elders that occurs at the beginning of each DanceAfrica program.  
 
Identifier 1987s.01209
VenueOpera House
comedianPhillip Bond
dance captain/répétiteurAjaibo Walrond
dancerPearl Primus, Chuck Davis, Thaddeus Bennett, L. D. Burris, James K. Green III, Sherone Price, Charles Robinson, Steve Liner, Jimi Williams, Abu Bacar, Raymon Taylor, Jonathon Robinson, Ramona Candy, Louise Harrison, David Pace, Marie Gourdin, Jerbean Gilkes, Carl Riley, Janice Braithewaite-Hart, Althea Greene, Valerie Smith, Niasse N. Mamadu, John Wilson, Madelyn Yayodele Nelson, Tiye Girauc, Ahmondylla Best, Pamela Patrick, Donna Ashe, Ebunmiye Babanju, Zucan Abiola Bandele, Cayenne Bates, Karim Braithwaite, Sewaa Codrington, Linda Crews, Ayangbemi Edwards, Floyd Lindsey, Esther Grant-Walker, Dhubeadah Hill, Mamadi Keïta, Claude Latief, Michele Moore, Deborah O'Uhuru, Kevin Rainey, Beverly Rouget, Lungile Soaries, Makeda Webster, Rick Williams, Anthony Wooden, Monzella Allen, Vangie Brown, Rita Cottman, Elizabeth Roberts, Rickie Croswell, James Marshall, Dan Williams, Arthur Hall, Wavenie Best, Marion Cooper, Jr., June Davidson, Ayanna Frederick, Patricia Gittens, Lloyd Goodman, Lunguile Soaries, Robert Turner, Ajaibo Walrond, Ayite Nkromah, Okomfonyo, Kwesi Agyeman, Afua Ababio, Afia Opare, Yao Odum Opare, Abeno Nkromah, Yaa Yaa Kumi, Kibibi Ajanku, Willa Walker Antoine, Mwangaza Bandele, Sharrone Mitchell, Marjorie Lawrence, Wilhelmina Joseph Moore, Delphine Sneed, Antoinette Hercules, Margaret Davis, Jimmy Butler, Veronica Hunt, Kauna Mujamal, Sadiki Mweusi, William Harcum, Brian Walker, Barbacar Niang, Lyndon Williams, Wardell Barnes, Gregory McCullough, Baba O. Wali Rahman, Ella Thompson Moore, Andara Koumba Rahman-Ndiaye
musical directorAbdou Kounta
top billingChuck Davis

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