DanceAfrica 1983: A Festival of African American Dance Companies

May 20 – 22, 1983

Alternate Title Dance Africa 1983
Production Language English
Country of Origin United States, Mali, Ethiopia
Description The 1983 DanceAfrica festival brought the return of Dinizulu, as well as the Art of Black Dance and Music. The Calabash Dance Theatre and the International Afrikan-American Ballet, both introduced in the previous year’s festival, also returned. This was the year that introduced both the Women of the Calabash and the Berenice Johnson Cultural Center Children’s Dance Group.  
Identifier 1983s.00340
VenueOpera House
artistic directorBaba Chuck Davis
hair stylistJackie Corley
musical arrangerBalogun Love
musical notation/coordinationRandall Alston
press representative/promotionKojo Ade
producer assistant/associateLaVerne Anduze, Jackie Corley
production assistant/coordinatorGail Johnson, Donna Gilliam, Mahmoudah Ali, Rosann Muller
stage managerSal Rasa
stage manager assistantMelody Beal
top billingBaba Chuck Davis