DanceAfrica 1980: A Festival of African American Dance Companies

June 1 – 15, 1980

Alternate Title Dance Africa 1980, Festivals, Mystical Africa & Rituals, Welcome
Production Language English
Country of Origin United States, Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana
Description The 1980 DanceAfrica festival featured two distinct programs dramatizing mystical African rituals and social festivities. In its third year DanceAfrica regulars such as the Chuck Davis Dance Company and Charles Moore were joined by newcomers Welcome Msomi’s Izulu Theatre.  
Identifier 1980s.00308
VenueOpera House
artistic advisorBaba Chuck Davis
company managerPamela Mitchell
dance captain/répétiteurAnkobeahene Ajaibo
lighting designerJohn Dodd, Sauti Wills
photographerSulé Wilson
producer assistant/associateMuneer Mahmood, Baba Obara Wali Rahman Ndiaye
set designer/decorJohn Blandford, Devere Ince
top billingBaba Chuck Davis
wardrobeTrudy Bell