DanceAfrica 1998: African Roots in American Soil: Male Rites of Passage

June 19 – 21, 1998

Alternate Title Dance Africa 1998
Production Language English
Country of Origin United States, Zimbabwe, Côte d'Ivoire, Gambia, Guinea
Description 1998’s DanceAfrica festival, themed “African Roots in American Soil: Male Rites of Passage,” featured IWISA, a dance ensemble based in Zimbabwe. Also presented was MASK Dance Company, which included dancers from the Ivory Coast. In its second year of partnering with DanceAfrica, the Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation enabled 300 students to participate in a professionally-directed DanceAfrica program focusing on the visual arts and cultural history of several African countries.  
Identifier 1998s.00627
VenueOpera House
artistic directorBaba Chuck Davis
director assistant/associateTra-Bi Lizie
executive directorBley Zaguehi
lighting designerWilliam H. Grant III
producer assistant/associateMelanie Armer, Cheryl Horn
production assistant/coordinatorLogoue Genevieve
production managerPraise Zenenga
stage manager assistantMama Normadien Woolbright
technical assistant/associateGilbert Guey
top billingBaba Chuck Davis