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DanceAfrica 2012: Memorial Day Weekend Performances

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Part of the 2012 Winter/Spring Season and DanceAfrica 2012

One Africa/Many Rhythms
Artistic Director Chuck Davis
Produced by BAM

Memorial Day Weekend Dates: 
May 25, 2012 at 7:30pm
May 26, 2012 at 2 & 7:30pm
May 27 & 28, 2012 at 3pm

“There’s nothing like a DanceAfrica performance to send you straight to summer” —The New York Times

This year marks the 35th anniversary of DanceAfrica! Created in 1977 by Chuck Davis, it is the nation’s first festival devoted to African dance and has become one of the largest celebrations of its kind—uniting dancers the world over to celebrate the cultural vitality of Africa and its diaspora. 

DanceAfrica 2012 will feature the BAM/Restoration DanceAfrica Ensemble together with an expanded lineup of dance companies—a different roster performs each night—in a program that promises to inspire. 

Fri, May 25 at 7:30pm
Adanfo Ensemble (New York)
Farafina Kan: The Sound of Africa (Washington, DC)
United African Dance Troupe (Queens)
BAM/Restoration DanceAfrica Ensemble (Brooklyn)

Sat, May 26 at 2pm & 7:30pm
Adanfo Ensemble (New York)
Forces of Nature Dance Theatre (Manhattan)
Oyu Oro Afro-Cuban Dance Company (Manhattan)
BAM/Restoration DanceAfrica Ensemble (Brooklyn)

Sun, May 27 at 3pm
Adanfo Ensemble (New York)
Illstyle Peace Productions (Philadelphia)
Creative Outlet (Brooklyn)
BAM/Restoration DanceAfrica Ensemble (Brooklyn)

Mon, May 28 at 3pm
Adanfo Ensemble (New York)
Hamalali Wayunagu Garifuna (Bronx)
Asase Yaa (Brooklyn)
BAM/Restoration DanceAfrica Ensemble (Brooklyn)

BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
Run time: 2hrs with intermission
Full price: Start at $20 (half price for children 16 and under)

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