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Dance Africa

Dance Africa: Pittsburgh, Connecting the World Through Dance is a weekend of festivities arranged with community greetings and conversations, film screenings, and performances. Featuring both youth and adult performances, the LAP wishes to reflect the beauty of community art through song, dance, drumming, visual art, and spoken word, all with the intention of sharing gifts with the world.


The 6th Dance Africa: Pittsburgh 2017
'It's In the Air'

July 21 @8pm • July 22@8pm • July 23@3pm

Kelly Strayhorn Theater
5941 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

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Workshop Schedule

Thursday, July 20

10:00AM-11:00AM Dance w/Keira Haywood Ugandan & Congolese
11:00AM-12:30PM Dance w/McDaniel Robert African American Dane Ensemble


Friday, July 21

10:15AM-11:45AM Dance w/Oyu Oro Experimental Afro-Cuban Dance Ensemble
12:00PM-1:00PM Drum w/Oyu Oro Experimental Afro-Cuban Dance Ensemble
1:00PM-2:30PM Dance w/Afoutayi Haitian Dance, Music & Arts Co.

Saturday, July 22

10:00AM-11:30AM Dance w/Oyu Oro Experimental Afro-Cuban Dance Ensemble
11:45AM-1:15PM Dance w/Afoutayi Haitian Dance, Music & Arts Co.
2:00PM-3:30PM Dance w/Mito Camara Guinea, West Africa


Suggested Workshop Fees:

Pay What Makes You Happy (Special price for students & children)

*Contact the Kelly Strayhorn at (412) 363-3000 or info@kelly-strayhorn.org


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If you have a trip to the Motherland on your bucket list, the Legacy Arts Project served up a taste of the diaspora when it presented the third Dance African Pittsburgh program at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture on April 26.
— C. Denise Johnson, New Pittsburgh Courier
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About Founder: Baba Chuck

Founded 37 years ago, Dance Africa is directed by the legendary ‘Baba’ Chuck Davis, world traveler, scholar, and granddad to all. His commitment to honoring elders and ancestors reminds the generations of the value of learning from and retaining knowledge from traditional cultures.