DanceAfrica, DC Celebrates 30th Anniversary

The 30th annual festival celebrating the dance and music of the African Diaspora! Featuring Baba Chuck Davis and Mama Sylvia Soumah as Griots, outstanding African dance companies from the DC metropolitan area, a master class series, free outdoor activities and our signature African Marketplace, this festival is guaranteed to inspire, invigorate, educate and entertain.

WHAT: DanceAfrica, DC 30th Anniversary

WHEN: May 30 – June 4, 2017

WHERE: Dance Place, 3225 8th St NE, Washington, DC 20017; two blocks from Redline Brookland/CUA Metro station; free and convenient parking

TICKETS: FREE – $30; see below for schedule and prices

DanceAfrica, DC 30th Anniversary
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

MASTER CLASSES ($16)

Tuesday, May 30, 6:30 – 8pm: Assane Konte (KanKouran West African Dance Company)
Wednesday, May 31, 6:30 – 8pm: Nkenge Cunningham (Farafina Kan)
Thursday, June 1, 6:30 – 8pm: Sylvia Soumah and Marcia Howard (Coyaba Dance Theater)
Saturday, June 3, 10:30am – 12:30pm: Ezibu Muntu African Dance Theater
Sunday, June 4, 10:30am – 12:30pm: Lasina Martin (Farafina Kan)

AFRICAN MARKETPLACE, OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES & PERFORMANCES (FREE)

Saturday, June 3, 12 – 7pm
Sunday, June 4, 12 – 7pm

PERFORMANCES ($15-30)

Saturday, June 3 at 2pm*: Soul In Motion, Dance Place Step Team, African Heritage Dances & Drummers

Saturday, June 3 at 8pm: Coyaba Dance Theater in collaboration with VTDance, Ezibu Muntu African Dance Theater

Sunday, June 4 at 2pm*: Sankofa Dance Theater, Farafina Kan Youth Company

Sunday, June 4 at 7pm: KanKouran West African Dance Company, Farafina Kan

* 2PM ONLY – Family Series (1 free ticket for child 12 & under with paying adult)

VISUAL ART EXIHIBITION (FREE)

Steve Prince at the Brookland Artspace Gallery

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