Dallas Black Dance Theatre (DBDT) celebrates the 15th Anniversary of DanceAfrica with a virtual cultural tradition to touch your soul. Washington, D.C. based Step Afrika! will make you move with the African American art of Stepping and Dallas’ Bandan Koro African Drum and Dance Ensemble will be featured as guest artists alongside DBDT, DBDT: Encore!, and DBDT academy ensembles. The dozens of dancers will be joined virtually by the award-winning DeSoto High School A Cappella Choir singing melodic and inspiring songs that capture the spirit of the African tradition.
DANCEAFRICA VIRTUAL PERFORMANCE DETAILS
Saturday, October 10, 2020 Virtual Performance starts at 7:00 pm CDT/ 8:00 pm EST $30 per household.
To RSVP for a Zoom link and more details visit DBDT.com.
DANCEAFRICA VIRTUAL MARKETPLACE
The annual outdoor DanceAfrica Marketplace and Festival will become a DanceAfrica Virtual Marketplace, October 1 through October 31, 2020. The vendors that used to have booths lined up outside in Annette Strauss Square, will now have virtual space on the Dallas Black Dance Theatre website. People will be able to connect to vendor online stores directly from the DBDT website.
For details on becoming a virtual marketplace vendor visit https://dbdt.com/donations/danceafrica-vendor-application/
DANCEAFRICA ONLINE ART CONTEST
In lieu of the annual outdoor festival with arts and crafts stations for children, the virtual DanceAfrica is hosting an online African inspired KUUMBA (creativity) art contest. There will be three levels for kids, teens and adults. The three winners will receive a free link to the DanceAfrica performance and their artwork will be unveiled during the live virtual Saturday night performance, October 10, 2020.
For contest details visit http://dbdt.com/season-calendar/danceafrica-art-contest/