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Dance Africa, DC 2009

DC's 22nd annual festival celebrates the dance and music of the African Diaspora while honoring traditional heritage and its transformation into contemporary forms. The vitality and richness of African culture is experienced through dance, music, visual arts, food, clothing and crafts. Through master classes, outreach to school children, a performance series and an African Marketplace, DanceAfrica, DC promotes a greater understanding of African culture and illuminates its importance to this city and the nation. The festival is hosted by artistic director and festival Griot, Chuck Davis.

DanceAfrica, DC 2009 Schedule

Schedule subject to change.

Indoor Performances

Saturday, June 6 at 3:00 pm (Target Family Series Matinee)

Tickets: $25 day of show, $20 in advance, $10 children 17 and under (as part of the Target Family Series, each paying adult may reserve a free ticket for one child 12 & under)

Featuring: Griot Baba Chuck Davis, Lesole's Dance Project and African Heritage Dancers & Drummers

Saturday, June 6 at 8:00 pm

Tickets: $30 day of show, $25 in advance, $10 children 17 and under

Featuring: Griot Baba Chuck Davis, Farafina Kahn, Beat Your Feet and Ezibu Muntu

Sunday, June 7 at 3:00 pm (Target Family Series Matinees)

Tickets: $25 day of, $20 in advance, $10 children 17 and under (as part of the Target Family Series, each paying adult may reserve a free ticket for one child 12 & under.)

Featuring: Griot Baba Chuck Davis, Coyaba Dance Theater, Dance Place Step Team and life,rhythm,move

Sunday, June 7 at 8:00 pm

Tickets: $30 day of show, $25 in advance, $10 children 17 and under

Featuring: Griot Baba Chuck Davis, Sankofa Dance Theater and Kankouran West African Dance Company

Master Class Series - Each class costs $15

Monday, 6/1

6:30-7:45 pm Lashanda Pendleton- West African Dance

 

Tuesday, 6/2

6:30-7:45 pm Marcia Howard- West African Dance

 

Wednesday, 6/3

6:30-7:45 pm Sylvia Soumah- West African Dance

 

Thursday 6/4

6:30-7:45 pm Aysha Upchurch- Hip Hop

 

Saturday 6/6

9:30am-10:45am Griot Baba Chuck Davis - West African Dance

11:00am-12:30pm Ezibu Muntu

 

Sunday 6/7

11:00am-12:30pm Muhammed

 

African Style Market Place

June 6 & 7, 12:30 pm – Sundown

Food, Crafts, Art, Clothing, Children's Tent & More.Vendors are still needed. Call 202-269-1600 for a vendor application.

 

Free Outdoor Performances and Events

No tickets required, bring a lawn chair or ground cover to sit on.

 

Saturday, June 6

12:30 pm Tam Tam Mandinique

1:30 pm Ezibu Muntu

2:30 pm The Malcolm X Drummers and Dancers

3:30 pm Victoria Bryant/Belly Dance Class

4:30 pm After the Storm

5:30 pm Coyaba Village Celebration

6:30 pm Elton Pittman Trio

 

Sunday, June 7

12:30 pm Sankofa Dance Theater

1:30 pm Soul In Motion

2:30 pm Dom Pakka Chikki Ensemble

3:30 pm Andrew Cacho African Drummers

4:30 pm After the Storm

5:30 pm Coyaba Village Celebration

 

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, (which believes that a great nation deserves great art), Target and the many foundations that support Dance Place/Next Generation Programs. Co-presented with the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

All events are held at

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dance Place

3225 8th Street NE

Washington, DC 20017

202-269-1600

http://www.danceplace.org

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