DanceAfrica 1982: A Festival of African American Dance and Music Companies

April 23 – 25, 1982

Alternate Title Dance Africa 1982
Production Language English
Country of Origin United States, Ghana
Description In its fifth year, the 1982 DanceAfrica festival brought about a sea change, introducing the ensembles A Touch of Folklore, Calabash Dance Company, A Piece of the World, International Afrikan-American Ballet, and Chief Bey—almost all of whom would return to later DanceAfrica festivals.
Identifier 1982s.01007
VenueOpera House
artistic directorBaba Chuck Davis
ballet mistress/masterLinda Lacy-Jones
consultantHaresha Dawud
dance captain/répétiteurMichele Davis
musical arrangerBalogun Love
musical directorDumah Saafir, Olukose Wiles
musical notation/coordinationMcKinley Perkins
producer assistant/associateGail Johnson
production assistant/coordinatorValeria Safford, Maxine McCrey, Sauti Wills, Mahmoudah Ali
stage managerSal Rasa
stage manager assistantTwawanda Jones