Production

DanceAfrica 2022: Homegrown

May 26 – 30, 2022


Alternate Title DA 2022, Dance Africa 2022
Production Language English
Country of Origin United States
Description The nation’s largest festival dedicated to African dance and music returns to the stages and streets of Brooklyn for its 45th year! This year DanceAfrica welcomes five different guest companies from Brooklyn, Harlem, the Bronx, and Washington, DC, each offering a homegrown vision of traditional dance. They bring to the stage movement and musical styles from Nigeria, Ghana, Guinea, Mali, and the Caribbean, supported by an all-star African orchestra created by members of each company. Plus, the DanceAfrica Spirit Walkers return and the beloved RestorationArt Dance Youth Ensemble marks their 25th anniversary.
Identifier 2022s.00527
VenueOpera House;Other BAM venue;Off-site venue
artistic directorAbdel R. Salaam
company managerDiallo Sumbry
dancerJonell Ashby, Kayla Davis, Skyler Dias, Wynter Dias, Xavia Edghill, Daniel Forbes, Leah-Grace Johnson, Damaris Jordan, Nathaniel Paisley, Jaya Pascal-Charles, Atiya Pope, Dayanara Reyes, Alanna Robinson, Alexzandrya Robinson, Aaomi Sailing, Hadassah Samuel, Akilah Turner, Sanai Warren, Kourtney Charles, Ferrin Coleman, Omari Contaste, Crystal Craigen, Daaimah Taalib-Din, Jude Evans, Kenya Joy Gibson, Cimone Graves, Thea Grier, Dyane Harvey, Fritzlyn Hector, Jason Herbert, Paris Jones, Ashley Mingot, Maika Morin, Jasmine Poole, Shawndele Sta!ord, Tricia M Taitt, Rhapsody Taylor, Keith G Tolbert ll, L Woods, Alisha Anderson, Ritchy Asamani, Precious T. Bonaparte, Jean Lemeke Charlot, Maya Doyle, Toyia Ford, Menherit Goodwyn, Rasaan-Elijah "Talu" Green, Matthew Hill, Desmond Howard, Francie Johnson, Khary Kamau, Tearra Moore, Anandi Nesby, Gabriel Roxbury, Mahdu Siddappa, Michele Sta!ord, Alexis Allen, Dashawn Boykin, Theresa Capers, Leah DeAbreu, Shauna Gadsen, Aisha Hawkins, Paris Je!ries, Kiara Lee, Jasmine McFarlane, Negesti Mcintosh, Melinda Mickens, Thomas Mitchell, Atrese Reid, Jasmine Swain, Kalima Walker, Sarauniya Zulu, Afua Ababio, Fabiola Ababio, Naa Ayele Ababio, Lusaset Bakr, Natasha Diaz, N'dack Fleming, Zakiya M. Harris, Nyomi Hinds, Jackie Holmes, Maimouna Kane, Mesha Millington, Kaleeba Moore, Imani Nzingha Johnson, Rubie Inez Williams, Dina Wright-Joeseph, Stephan Litzey, Ayanfe Kemit, Fred Kelly, Imani Junai, Abena Crittendon, Mikalah Davis, Leilani Gill, Yaminah Gill, Giovanni Goss, Jalia-Ochina Inman, Lesina Martin, Annelise Berthelot, Jahbri Black, Jakeme Jamar Clark, Akinyomi Ajagun Kazmende Courtney, Chelcie Jacobs, Eddie Jones
director assistant/associateDyane Harvey, Ferrin Coleman
lighting designerAl Crawford
musical notation/coordinationJean Lemke-Charlotte
propertiesEugene Niles
set designer/decorValerie Maynard, Abdel R. Salaam
sound designerDavid Lawson
video artistAriyan Johnson
wardrobeEugene Niles

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