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DanceAfrica Performance 2021 at Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)

DanceAfrica Performance 2021

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  • May. 29, 2021, 7pm
  • Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)
  • Online
  • All Ages
  • Pay-what-you-wish pricing $10, $25, $44 - Advanced Registration Required
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The nation’s largest festival of African dance pays homage to the ancestral energy of Haiti with the theme Vwa zanset yo: y’ap pale, n’ap danse!, in Haitian Creole, or “Ancestral voices: they speak… we dance!” This virtual program of dance premieres draws inspiration from the lwa, spirits of Haitian Vodou, and brings together a community from near and far. DanceAfrica Artistic Director Baba Abdel R. Salaam commissioned pieces by HaitiDansco in Cap Haitien, Haiti, Rara Tou Lim Haitian Dance Company in Oakland, À?? Dance Theatre Collective in Brooklyn, and Fritzation in Brooklyn. Including a virtual Libation ceremony and Procession of the Council of Elders that crosses the country, this unprecedented DanceAfrica performance stretches from coast to coast to coast.

About Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)

Howard Gilman Opera House, 30 Lafayette Ave.

Fort Greene, NY


    BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) is a multi-arts center located in Brooklyn, New York.  For more than 150 years, BAM has been the home for adventurous artists, audiences, and ideas—engaging both global and local communities. With world-renowned programming in theater, dance, music, opera, film, and much more, BAM showcases the work of emerging artists and innovative modern masters.