DanceAfrica 1984

April 28 – 29, 1984

Alternate Title A Festival celebrating the rich cultural heritage of Africa and its influence on the Caribbean, South America and the United States!, Dance Africa 1984
Production Language English
Country of Origin United States, Brazil, Senegal, Gambia, Ghana, Nigeria
Description Led by then-artistic director Dinizulu, the 1984 DanceAfrica festival brought work inspired by Caribbean, Nigerian, and Brazilian dance. Of particular note was the introduction into the DanceAfrica mix of Garth Fagan, who contributed choreography to the Bucket Dance Theatre’s offerings. The festival closed with an evening-length tribute to Chuck Davis, who is credited for planting the seeds for DanceAfrica in his 1977 appearance at BAM, and who later took over as artistic director of the festival.  
Identifier 1984s.00356
VenueOpera House
artistic directorBaba Chuck Davis
costume designerGarth Fagan, Ursula Reed
lighting designerBaba N'Goma Woolbright