The History of Black Dance in America - Black History Month 2016
HBDA is a spectacular multi-media dance concert showcasing the African-American contribution to American social dance. Starting from the late 1800s and progressing to the modern era, audiences are mesmerized by authentic renditions of vernacular dances such as Zulu, Work Songs, Cakewalk, Spiritual Dances, Shim Sham, Lindy Hop, Foxtrot, the African inspired Latin-American dances, plus live singing and tribute to Nat King Cole.
The 2016 performance celebrates Black History Month with an educational and entertaining history lesson on the cultural impact that the descendants of African slaves have had on the evolution of dance in the United States. It also honors and pays special tribute to Hip Hop Dancer/Choreographer Madonna Grimes for her lifetime contribution to the art form. In addition, this performance will mark the show’s five year anniversary.
See a review of the 2015 Juneteenth Celebration show here: http://artsmeme.com/2015/06/25/review-the-history-of-black-dance-in-america/