Dallas, Texas - Dallas Black Dance Theatre (DBDT) and AT&T present the 10th Annual DanceAfrica Festival and Performance "In Celebration of our Heritage." The festivities include a Saturday parade and marketplace featuring fun for the entire family, with nightly dance performances in the Dallas Arts District, October 7-8, 2016. The performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Dallas City Performance Hall, 2520 Flora Street, Dallas, Texas 75201. New York based Forces of Nature Dance Theatre will feature as special guests.
Dr. Baba Chuck Davis photograph by Niesha Lanae Graves - NLG Photography
All five Dallas Black Dance Theatre performing companies will be on stage for nightly performances on Friday and Saturday, October 7-8, 2016, including DBDT, DBDT: Encore!, Allegro Performing Ensemble, Senior Performing Ensemble, and Junior Performing Ensemble. Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts' World Ensemble will also perform.
|Forces of Nature Dance Theatre photograph by Erin Baiano|
The parade kicks off Saturday, October 8, 2016, at 9:30 a.m. at Dallas Black Dance Theatre located at 2700 Ann Williams Way, Dallas, Texas 75201. The parade will conclude at the Annette Strauss Square where the marketplace will be held. The parade will be led by the founder of DanceAfrica festivals across the country Dr. "Baba" Chuck Davis, followed by drummers, dancers from all five DBDT dance companies, special guest artists, and market place participants.