DanceAfrica Pittsburgh is Back for 2014!
Saturday, April 26, 8:00pm
August Wilson Center
980 Liberty Avenue
It is with great honor and excitement that we announce the arrival of the 3rd Dance Africa: Pittsburgh 2014, “Connecting the World Through Dance”. Hosted by the Legacy Arts Project (LAP), this biennial event is a convergence of culture, demonstrating the width and breadth of African influenced art from throughout the Diaspora. Founded and directed by ‘Baba’ Chuck Davis, this historic event showcases the diversity of skills and talents that can be found around the world, bringing them to not only the stage, but to the communities where the events are held. It is our privilege to serve as a host for artistry of such a tremendous magnitude.
This year’s event brings together talents that reflect traditional as well as contemporary art, spanning the globe from the roots of Africa, to the Caribbean, and then to North America. Oyu Oro, an Afro Cuban Experimental Dance Ensemble shares the history of music, spirituality, and dance as it settled from Africa to Haiti, and then to Cuba. Their art pays homage to the ancestral lineage that has remained prominent in much of the island while it reflects the evolution of art into the present day. A favorite performer from Dance Africa 2012, IllStyle and Peace Productions returns to Pittsburgh to again electrify the city with their African rooted Hip Hop dance. Their message of ‘Love, peace, and respect for everyone’ resonates through their energetic performance that inspires excitement throughout the audience. Rounding out the show is the expressions of the LAP, bridging the national and international presence to the local scene.
Scheduled to be held on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the August Wilson Center, the 3rd Dance Africa: Pittsburgh features a 1pm youth matinee as well as an 8pm evening performance. Both shows are geared toward engaging the audience with cultural expressions that inspire as well as unite, reminding all in attendance of the beauty of diversity and the commonality of the human spirit.
In preparation for this year’s momentous event, we are asking for your support in order to offset some of the expenses of engaging and igniting the arts’ scene of Pittsburgh. Whether by way of monetary or in-kind donation, your contribution is greatly appreciated as it will aid in the production of such an invaluable occasion.
The Legacy Arts Project, Inc. (LAP) is a non-profit community arts organization committed to the preservation and continuation of arts throughout the African diaspora. By way of dance, music, visual, written and spoken word arts, the LAP serves as a conduit for artists and the community as a whole to experience a wide array of art forms.
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