highlights history of black dance
history of black dance spans centuries and continents - and Sacramento/Black
Art of Dance (S/BAD) celebrates this rich legacy in a concert presented
by California State University, Sacramento.
The production, titled “Heritage,” is scheduled for
8 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday, Feb. 19-21 and Thursday through
Sunday, Feb. 27 to March 1 at the University’s Dancespace
in Solano Hall, room 1010.
From Africa to America, from traditional drumming to modern hip-hop,
the program traces the history of black dance from its origins in
Africa, Brazil, the Caribbean and America. With roots extending
from ritual dance to samba and beyond, the performance brings together
a number of signature pieces from S/BAD’s repertoire.
The program includes the work of a number of S/BAD choreographers
under the direction of professor Linda Goodrich. The works highlight
dance forms and styles inherited over generations and inspired by
musical genres such as drumming, gospel, jazz and hip-hop.
The concert is produced in honor of Black History Month, which began
as a one-week celebration in 1926.
Tickets are $13 for general admission, $11 for CSUS students and
$8 for children 12 and younger. Tickets are available at the CSUS
Ticket Office at (916) 278-4323 and at www.tickets.com.
For media assistance, contact CSUS public affairs at (916) 278-6156.