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.
LOCATION:Peter Jay Sharp Building
A Memorial Day weekend tradition, DanceAfrica returns for the 36th year with dance, music, art, film,and community events--and featuring the beloved DanceAfrica outdoor bazaar. BAM's longest running performance series, DanceAfrica was founded by Chuck Davis in 1977 and is the nation's
largest festival dedicated to African dance. This year, BAM welcomes Umkhathi Theatre Works of Zimbabwe, as well as Brooklyn's own BAM/Restoration DanceAfrica Ensemble, and others.
The festivities kick off with a special pre-Memorial Day opening celebration on May 19 featuring the legendary a capella ensemble SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK.
BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
RUN TIME: 2hrs 15min with intermission
SINGLE TICKET PRICE: $20
Ticket Services (Mon—Fri, 10am—6pm; Sat, 12—6pm; and performance Sundays, 12—4pm) [masked] x1