Dance Africa: The Healing Continues
Saturday, July 22
Friday, July 23
7:00p :: Doors Open
8:00p :: Party Starts
Kelly Strayhorn Theater
5941 Penn Ave :: Map
Presented in partnership with The Legacy Arts Project and KST
Dance Africa Pittsburgh returns for its fifth year on July 22 and 23 with exciting performances by renowned ensembles from Pittsburgh and beyond celebrating the music and dance of West Africa and the Caribbean.
Two days of dance and drumming workshops lead to an evening of electrifying performances. This year, Dance Africa celebrates the spirit of Senegal with renowned Senegalese guest artists Djialy Kunda, Kouyaye African Dance Company, Mame Cheikh Dieng, Idy Ciss and N’Deye Gueye. Pittsburgh’s Balafon 3 Youth Ensemble, Hill Dance Academy Theater, Artists United and the Legacy Arts Project, and Project Tambor Cimarron will have you dancing along with a variety West African and Contemporary music and dance.
A variety of dance workshops take place on Friday and Saturday at KST’s Alloy Studios, with the grand performance Saturday evening at Kelly Strayhorn Theater.
Workshops are limited to 25 attendees per class, please register in advance to reserve your spot.
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- Friday, July 22, 2016 at 6:00pm
Sabar dance workshop lead by N’Deye Gueye, followed by conversation with guest artists.
- Friday, July 22, 2016 at 7:30pm
Kituro dance workshop lead by Idy Ciss.
- Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 9:00am
Djembe/Sabar Drum workshop lead by Cheikh Dieng
- Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 10:00am
Contemporary dance workshop lead by Aaron White
- Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 11:00am
Sabar dance workshop with N’Deye Gueye
- Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 12:00pm
Djembe dance workshop lead by Assane Kouyate
- Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 1:00pm
Afro-Cuban dance workshop lead by Cachet Ivey
- Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 2:00pm
Kituro dance workshop lead by Idy Ciss
- Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 3:00pm
Community dance class lead by Assane Kouyate
- Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 8:00p
Dance Africa performance