|(L) Chuck Davis; (R) Abdel R. Salaam|
Davis founded the DanceAfrica Festival in 1977. It's the largest festival of its kind and has since presented more than 80 African and African diaspora dance companies and has expanded to several major cities.
Salaam founded Forces of Nature Dance Theatre in 1981; it has appeared in DanceAfrica eight times since 1986.
Read coverage of the announcement in The New York Times.
And don't miss this year's DanceAfrica, with its packed slate of dance performances featuring the Malagasy troupe Groupe Bakomanga, the fabulous bazaar—outdoors and at the Fisher, plus music at BAMcafé Live, art, and film.
The festivities take place as usual on Memorial Day Weekend, May 23—26. Ago! Amee!