Spirit and Rhythm of African Dance

May 26 – June 11, 2023

Production Language English
Country of Origin United States
Description Created for DanceAfrica 2023, Cecilia Lamptey-Botchway’s “Spirit and Rhythm of African Dance” takes inspiration from the celebrated dancer, educator, and choreographer Cherie Hill. “The more I perform African dance, the more I discover and enjoy euphoria,” Hill has written. “When the drums are beating and the body is dancing everything fits in sync and I feel limitless and powerful.” Lamptey-Botchway’s painting reaffirms that African dance is not homogenous; it is as diverse and multifaceted as the various countries that make up the continent. Rooted in the rhythm that unites the diaspora’s many different movements, the artist captures the essence of BAM’s annual celebration of African dance.
Identifier 2023s.IN.00524
VenueOpera House