New York Magazine

9. See DanceAfric­a

- Dance like Brooklyn is watching. helen shaw

BAM, May 27 to 30.

For its 45th year, artistic director Abdel R. Salaam curates the long-lived (and long-loved) celebratio­n of African dance, focusing this year on guest companies from New York and Washington, D.C., that use and reshape traditiona­l forms from Ghana, Nigeria, Guinea, Mali, and elsewhere. Visiting performers include Asase Yaa African American Dance Theater, Farafina Kan, Harambee Dance Company, Bambara Drum and Dance Ensemble, and the LaRocque Bey School of Dance. The festival includes a performanc­e by the Restoratio­nArt Dance Youth Ensemble and an outside bazaar.

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