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Dance Africa Fest 2018!

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Presented by Dance Africa Fest and Lannaya Drum & Dance at Ballet Afrique, Austin TX

Aug 11 - 12 2018
Dance Africa Fest 2018!

Dance Africa Fest is a two-day conference featuring internationally renowned artists in African Diaspora dance, drum, and vocal workshops. Other highlights include special free dance workshops for children and the community, and a Vendor Marketplace.

On August 11-12, 2018, Dance Africa Fest presents a powerhouse lineup focusing on dance traditions of Guinea (Ismael Kouyaté), Haitian Vodou dance (Jean-Sebastien Duvilaire), Trini-style Carnival dance (Adanna Jones, Ph.D.), New Orleans Second Line (Michelle N. Gibson), and Capoeira (Crianças De Capoeira Angola). Taught by experts, these high-energy workshops introduce students to a unique blend of traditional and modern dance techniques, with many classes incorporating music performed by

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12 noon – 6pm daily: Vendor Market featuring unique/handmade goods, crafts (Free admission).
** Workshops are free for children 10 years old and under (must have parent or guardian on site).

Dates: August 11-12, 2018 (Saturday and Sunday)

Tickets: Pre-registration recommended as space is limited. Tickets $20.00 per workshop.

All levels welcome.

Live percussion or music for nearly all class.


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Additional time info:

Workshops offered daily Saturday and Sunday, 9:00am – 6:30pm.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


  • Jean-Sebastien Duvilaire ,PHOTO COURTESY OF THE ARTIST


  • Collage of 2017 workshops with Mabiba Baenge (accompanist Kiazi Malonga), and Solo Sana (accompanist Vieux Traore).


Ballet Afrique

8011 Cameron Rd #500, Austin, TX 78754

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    • Wheelchair Access

Dance Africa Fest is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. We utilize public facilities that ensure access to the built environment for people with different abilities,

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The Austin Creative Alliance is funded in part by the City of Austin through the Economic Development Department's Cultural Arts Division and by grants from Texas Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts which believes that a great nation deserves great art. The Creative Alliance also receives generous in-kind support from CreateAustin, and Time Warner Cable News. We are also grateful for the ongoing support and participation of our members and patrons.