BAM: Dance Africa 2013

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

Ticketing

Ticket Services (Mon—Fri, 10am—6pm; Sat, 12—6pm; and performance Sundays, 12—4pm) [masked] x1

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  • Fabiola El

    It was a great show and a wonderful family event. My girls had a ball.

    2 · May 27, 2013

    • Nica

      It was great seeing you and the children. We look forward to seeing you at upcoming events. Enjoy the Memorial festivities. :-)

      1 · May 27, 2013

  • minto

    I wasnt able to see the messages earlier. I'm up to get a drink after the show. Nica....can you text or call me..[masked].

    2 · May 24, 2013

    • minto

      I'm glad I drove back from qns to meet you guys....had a good time.

      2 · May 25, 2013

    • Nica

      Hi Minto, we were so glad that you graced us with your presence. Let's hang out again soon.

      May 25, 2013

  • SASHA

    Thank you to the lovely organizers Patricia and Mica for having me. I had an amazing time with everyone. Amazing performance. I truly had an amazing time with everyone at dinner. I've found my new favorite meetup. :-)

    2 · May 25, 2013

    • Nica

      Sasha, it was a pleasure meeting you. Everyone was great. Thanks for coming out and see you at the next event. :-)

      1 · May 25, 2013

  • Nica

    Excellent performance and good vibes.

    2 · May 25, 2013

  • Nica

    Hi C&C: Cocktails anyone?

    Meet and Greet at:
    La Caye Restaurant & Bar
    35 Lafayette Ave
    New York‎, NY 11217
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    http://www.lacayebk.com­
    The table seats 15 people max.
    Please confirm your attendance asap so we know who to expect?
    Please be there at 9:45PM!

    1 · May 24, 2013

  • Patricia Rhinvil

    Great show! I am at La Caye! Meet you all soon!

    2 · May 24, 2013

    • Nica

      We are on our way. Sasha is with

      May 24, 2013

  • minto

    I'm here by the ticket booth...anyone about to by tix now?

    1 · May 24, 2013

    • Nica

      We are by the Balcony / Orchestra entrance.

      May 24, 2013

  • SASHA

    I'm waiting for my friend. I'm by the Leonard Natman RN.

    1 · May 24, 2013

  • SASHA

    I'm here!

    1 · May 24, 2013

    • Nica

      So am I. By the Balcony / Orchestra entrance.

      May 24, 2013

  • minto

    Hi...anyone know of a good place to park by the venue?

    May 24, 2013

    • Nica

      There is parking lot across the street from BAM. You may also seek on street parking in the residential areas a few block down.

      May 24, 2013

  • Nica

    Patricia and I will be there rain or shine. We look forward to seeing everyone. :-)

    1 · May 24, 2013

    • Barbara!!!

      Great as I did not purchase ticket :( but will get there in plenty of time to do so and fit in perfectly. :)

      1 · May 24, 2013

    • Nica

      Good. See you at the ticket booth around 7:00pm.

      May 24, 2013

  • Verneller

    Finally got my guest and my tix. Unfortunately I leave work at 7 so won't be able to meet up with you guys before the performance begins.

    1 · May 23, 2013

    • Nica

      Hi Verneller! Great! We look forward to seeing you.

      May 24, 2013

  • Yaremi

    Hi. I am still in semi-recovery mode from my surgery.
    My ankle is about 94% right now, so hopefully within a month or so, I'll see U guys. Stay well-Yari

    May 21, 2013

    • Nica

      Hi Yaremi, I had no idea. Feel better and see you then.

      May 23, 2013

  • SASHA

    I'm on the website now to get my ticket. Are we purchasing tickets for a specific section?

    1 · May 19, 2013

    • Nica

      Hi Sasha, great! No, there are no blocked seats. On the day of we do propose to meet up at the ticket booth around 7:00PM. Can you meet us there?

      1 · May 19, 2013

    • SASHA

      Will do

      1 · May 19, 2013

  • Fabiola El

    I just got my tickets. I'm so excited!

    2 · May 16, 2013

    • Nica

      Great! See you then Fabiola El.

      May 19, 2013

  • Patricia Rhinvil

    Just purchased my tickets! See you all there!

    1 · April 27, 2013

    • Nica

      :-)

      April 28, 2013

    • Nica

      Great! I purchased my tickets as well. :-)

      May 19, 2013

  • Simone

    Can't wait!!

    1 · April 6, 2013

    • Nica

      I'm super excited.

      May 19, 2013

  • Swady Primus

    Keep me informed.. feel Free to message me on Facebook..

    1 · April 7, 2013

    • Nica

      Hi Swady, did you purchase your ticket(s)? I look forward to seeing you.

      May 19, 2013

  • Pat

    Looks like it will be a great event.

    3 · April 14, 2013

    • Nica

      Hi Pat, yes it will - see you there.

      May 19, 2013

  • Nica

    Hi everyone,

    I purchased my tickets. Patricia and I look forward to seeing everyone. Thanks for taking the time out of your busy schedule to meet with us and enjoy a beautiful performance by Dance Africa.

    May 19, 2013

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    May 1, 2013

  • Patricia Rhinvil

    YES!!!

    1 · April 9, 2013

  • Prince Ayo Gbadebo

    I'll love to be there. Any special for people from Africa (Nigeria precisely)

    2 · January 23, 2013

    • Nica

      Hi Prince Ayo! I don't believe there is a special promotion for Nigerians! Your attendance would be greatly appreciated!

      2 · January 25, 2013

    • Prince Ayo Gbadebo

      Thanks for the response Nica, keep me posted on the event

      1 · January 26, 2013

  • Fabiola El

    I'll be there. I used to go every year back in the days and it was always a lot of fun. I can't wait to go back this year!

    1 · January 9, 2013

    • Nica

      Awesome! Would love to see you there! :-)

      January 17, 2013

  • Nica

    If you are no longer available to attend, please update your RSVP status.

    January 8, 2013

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