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Dance Africa Pittsburgh

National Black Theatre Festival

Saturday, October 27, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 11:55 PM (EDT)

Dance Africa Pittsburgh

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Friday, Oct. 26 Performance, 7:00pm, Doors Open 6:30pm
Baba Chuck Davis, Legacy Arts, Balafon West African Dance Ensemble, the August Wilson Dance Ensemble, Ill Style and Peace and more!
Ended $15.00 $1.37
Saturday, Oct. 27, African Dance Workshop with Chrisala Brown, 11:00am
One Hope Square, 1901 Centre Avenue in the Historic Hill District
Ended $10.00 $1.24
Saturday, Oct. 27, Hip Hop Dance Workshop with Ill Style and Peace, 1:00pm
One Hope Square, 1901 Centre Avenue in the Historic Hill District Youth Tickets are $5 at the door
Ended $10.00 $1.24
Saturday, Oct. 27, Performance and Keepers of the Flame Awards 7:00pm   more info Ended $15.00 $1.37
Vendor Registration
Register Here for Saturday Marketplace Only, Kelly-Strayhorn Theater Lobby, 5491 Penn Avenue, Pgh, PA 15219
Ended $25.00 $1.62

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Baba Chuck Davis

Dance Africa is a 35 years old, international celebration of Dance and Culture, created by Baba Chuck Davis. It has been brought to Pittsburgh by The Legacy Arts Project, created by Linda Imani Barrett and now lead by Executive Director, Erin Perry. The "Bantaba" Greeting begins on October 23 and Workshops continue throughout the week, which culminates in a Mainstage Production on Friday & Saturday, October 26 & 27, 7:00pm at the Kelly-Strayhorn Theatre.

Dancing Feet

From Traditional African to Contemporary Modern

 AWC Dance Ensemble

From Traditional African to Hip HopIll Style and Peace Breakdance

This year, 2012, DanceAfrica Pittsburgh features the vibrant and dynamic, artistic excellence of Baba Chuck Davis, the August Wilson Center Dance Ensemble (AWCDE), the Balafon West African Dance Ensemble, Ill Style and Peace Productions (an innovative hip hop influenced dance group), and The Legacy Arts Project. The works of each group weave a tale in the epoch of the African and African American experience. Each performance tells stories of the origins and future of African-inspired dance, moving beyond the confines of the stage, with an energy for the arts that garners great appreciation for history and culture through dance.

Saturday's performance will include the "Keepers of the Flame" Awards, given to Carl Redwood, Linda Imani Barrett and Shabaka Perkins!


Please Note the Schedule Above!

  • You MUST register here if you are a performer. Please use the Sunday, Oct. 21 Rehearsal Ticket.

  • Tickets purchased here will allow will-call and check-in onsite at the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater.

DanceAfrica: Pittsburgh 2012 has been made possible by support from The Pittsburgh Foundation: Advancing Black Arts Fund, and The Kelly-Strayhorn Theater.

Have questions about Dance Africa Pittsburgh? Contact National Black Theatre Festival
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5941 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, 15206

Saturday, October 27, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 11:55 PM (EDT)

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National Black Theatre Festival

A Biennial Festival created by Larry Leon and Sylvia Hamlin, Celebrating the best in Black Theatre in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

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