DanceAfrica 2016: Senegal: Doors of Ancient Futures

May 27 – 30, 2016

Alternate Title Dance Africa 2016
Country of Origin Senegal, United States, Guinea
Description DanceAfrica, the nation’s largest African dance festival, returns with its traditional Memorial Day weekend extravaganza—featuring dance, music, art, film, and community events, including the beloved DanceAfrica outdoor bazaar. The 39th installment enters a new era with Artistic Director Abdel R. Salaam, who succeeds DanceAfrica’s founder Chuck Davis. This year’s DanceAfrica celebrates Senegal, the West African country known for its storytelling and rich music and dance traditions. The complete artistic program will be announced soon.
Identifier 2016s.00540
VenueOpera House
artistic directorAbdel R. Salaam
company managerSerigne Abdou Dieng
lighting designerAl Crawford
musical arrangerWilliam Bungo, Tunde Jegede
musical directorBirame Mboup
sound designerDavid Margolin Lawson
top billingAbdel R. Salaam