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Nuit Du Bazin (Berkeley, CA)

Nuit Du Bazin (Berkeley, CA)

Saturday, September 13, 2014 Ashkenaz Music & Dance Center | 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA

Africa Umoja

Africa Umoja

The following pages tell the story of the birth of UMOJA, a dream realized by it’s Creators: Todd Twala and Thembi Nyandeni Living in those times… In 1950 the apartheid government passed a law, The Group Areas Act. The Act allowed the government to determine who would live where. Forced removals and the relocation of […]

Dance culture in South Africa

Dance culture in South Africa

Dancing the Nama Reel in Williston village.  © Chris Marais Dance culture permeates South Africa, be it in the streets of its shanty towns or on the stages of its magnificent art houses, South African dancers have always displayed the kind of skill that leaves audiences awestruck. A naturally rhythmic country that, to a certain […]

“No Way Home”

“No Way Home”

Carlos Acosta is known internationally for his grace and athleticism as a dancer. Having performed in some of the worlds greatest companies including Paris Opera, the Bolshoi, ABT, and England’s Royal Ballet, it is his tremendous ability to convey emotion, and the sheer joy of dancing that transcends to every member of the audience, which […]