Alternate Title Dance Africa 1997
Production Language English
Country of Origin United States, Côte d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Guinea, South Africa, Mali, Ghana, Senegal, Cuba, Puerto Rico
Description To kick off its 20th anniversary celebration the DanceAfrica festival began a new tradition: a procession through the Opera House led by the BAM/Restoration DanceAfrica Ensemble, a group of Brooklyn children who are trained in African dance through the Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation. Over an action packed weekend, nearly two dozen of DanceAfrica’s favorite ensembles were presented, alongside master classes, dance classes for children, and talks by Chuck Davis and other Elders.