DanceAfrica 1990: The Thirteenth Annual Festival of African-American Dance and Music

May 26 – 27, 1990

Alternate Title Dance Africa 1990
Production Language English;Lingala
Country of Origin United States, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Description The 13th annual DanceAfrica festival featured the return of Dinizulu and His African Dancers, Drummers and Singers; as well as the presentation of the multifaceted ensemble Forces of Nature, who performed “Ancestral Earths,” a trilogy that fused African and Native American dance influences. Also presented for the first time was the National Ballet of Zaire, who performed “Rhythm and Dances,” a dance-theater piece in both English and Lingala, a Bantu language spoken throughout what is now the Congo.
Identifier 1990s.00476
VenueOpera House
artistic directorBaba Chuck Davis
costume designerKele, Viminde
dance captain/répétiteurAdzua D. Opare
lighting designerWilliam H. Grant III
musical directorRaymond Graham
production assistant/coordinatorMaat Ahmed
production managerOlabamidele A Husbands
technical directorBaba N'Goma Woolbright
top billingBaba Chuck Davis