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.
From Traditional African to Contemporary Modern
From Traditional African to Hip Hop
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.