|Dancers turned the reception into a virtuosic showcase.|
The opening performance of DanceAfrica Sunday afternoon marked the 37th anniversary of the historic festival. In celebration of the event, which featured guest company Groupe Bakomanga from Madagascar, BAM hosted a reception in the Lepercq space.
|Ambassador of Madagascar to the United Nations, Zina Andrianarivelo-Razafy, with guests and artists.|
This year's party was somewhat bittersweet with the announcement that Chuck Davis will retire in 2016, to be succeeded by Abdel R. Salaam. The party was nonetheless celebratory, full of good food, fun people, and—of course—great dancing.
|The show's exuberant energy moved to the after party!|
|The 2014 Samuel H. Scripps Scholars with Baba Chuck Davis, BAM President Karen Brooks Hopkins, and BAM Board member and Scripps Scholarship founder Richard Feldman. Congratulations to this year's winners!|
|Baba Chuck Davis with some of the artists. The cake was donated by Doc D. Southern Desserts.|
All photos by Elena Olivo.