DanceAfrica 1985: A Festival of African-American Dance Companies: The Grand Celebration

May 18 – 19, 1985

Alternate Title Dance Africa 1985
Production Language English
Country of Origin United States, Guinea, Nigeria, Ghana, Haiti, Senegal, Gambia
Description Subtitled “The Grand Celebration,” 1985’s DanceAfrica festival was the first year with Chuck Davis acting as artistic director. The festival included many DanceAfrica regulars, such as Charles Moore, Dinizulu, and Ko-Thi Dance Company, and introduced the DanceAfrica audience to Sabar Ak Ru Afriq.
Identifier 1985s.00369
VenueOpera House
artistic directorBaba Chuck Davis
author/playwrightWelcome Msomi
company managerJude Schanser
composerDeAma Battle
costume designerBen Jones
dance captain/répétiteurAudrey Madison
musical directorBamidele Osumarea
producer executivePamela Mitchell
top billingBaba Chuck Davis