I’m so honored to have been invited to the Dance Africa Media Reception again this year. My sister, Arin Maya was my trusty plus one and we had a wonderful night at the kickoff of Dance Africa 2018: Remembrance, Reconciliation, Renewal.

If you can’t make it to the final show Monday May 28th at 3pm, make sure to plan for next year and grab tickets when they go on sale in April. Our NYC style for the Media Reception and opening night of Dance Africa 2018 below!

The Lawerences

Brooklyn Style: Dance Africa


Jumpsuit by Loft
Jacket by Nordstrom


Dress: Vintage
Jacket by Urban Outfitters
Shoes by DSW


The nation’s largest African dance festival returns to BAM for its 41st year, under the leadership of artistic director Abdel R. Salaam. This year’s performance offers a taste of the rhythm and spirit of South Africa, acknowledging Nelson Mandela’s centennial birthday and the contributions of freedom fighters past and present.

South African supergroup Ingoma KwaZulu-Natal Dance Company brings traditional movement idioms alongside the contemporary stylings of Durban-based Siwela Sonke Dance Theatre. They are joined by the BAM/Restoration Dance Youth Ensemble and, together, rejoice in the transcendent power of movement and music in a range of forms and traditions. This year’s performance draws parallels between South African anti-apartheid and American civil rights movements, portraying the struggles for justice and, ultimately, serving up triumphant celebrations of culture.

Ticket Information
May 25—May 28, 2018
Performance dates & times
RUN TIME: Approx. 2hr with intermission
Up to 20% off for groups of 10 or more (ends May 11); 50% off for ages 16 & under (available at the box office)

Nia Lawrence has over 10 years of experience working as an Art Director at some of the top magazinesin New York City. She was responsible for creating visual content for companies such as Real Simple, Latina, Redbook, Women's Health, Martha Stewart Living, Suede and Victoria's Secret.. ​ Brooklyn, NY is home to the mom of one who currently runs the Nia Lawrence Design Studio, a print and digital marketing company.

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