Program Archives: Spring 2000

June 3
Philly Dance Africa 2000

Uniting Continental and Diasporan African Dancers
Performance and Party
at International House
3701 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA
7:30 PM performances
10:30 PM dance party

Tickets $15 ($7.50 to PFP members, students & seniors) at:
PFP, 1304 Wharton St., Phila., PA, 215-726.1106
African Cultural Art Forum, 221 S. 52nd St., Phila., PA, 215.476.0680.
Amazulu at Reading Terminal Market, 12th and Arch Sts., Phila., PA, 215.627.8667
Amazulu on 8th, 737A Walnut St., Phila., PA, 215.923.8540
Aya's Boutique, 265 S. 44th St., Phila., PA, 215.386.6707
Upstages, 215.569.9700


  • Eteko Bonyoma Ensemble with Bofenda Ilonga Bokulaka, Kingambo Mufulu Gilonda, and Jean-Pierre Bofuki-Nkoi
  • Ione Nash Dance Ensemble with Ione Nash and Kenneth Burton
  • Kariamu & Company: Traditions choreographed by Kariamu Welsh
  • Kulu Mele African American Dance Ensemble with Dorothy Wilkie and Baba Ibikunle Bey
  • Liberian Cultural Dance Troupe with Kormassa Bobo
  • South African Traditional Dance Ensemble with Mogauwane Mahloele and Sifiso Mthethwa
  • And special guests Afro-Souks

Don't miss Philly Dance Africa 2000!
Enjoy performances by dancers and musicians from the African Continent and Diaspora nowliving in Philadelphia. Extraordinary local artists are collaborating in three-month extended residencies, sharing dance traditions from Liberia, the Congo, South Africa, the Caribbean, and the US. The results of their collective efforts will be featured on June 3rd when more than sixty artists take the stage. Afterwards, enjoy great foods from community members and "shikisha" (BaPedi for "dance until you drop") at a sizzling dance party! Presented in association with the Alliance of African Cultural Artists of North America, Angolan American League, Black United Fund, Ga-Adangbe Association, International House Folklife Center and ODUNDE.

Funded by National Endowment for the Arts, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Dance Advance (a grant program funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts and administered by the Philadelphia Dance Alliance), the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Community Folklife Program (administered by the Fund for Folk Culture and underwritten by the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund), and our members.


Spring 2000
FAME (Folk Arts & Multicultural Education) Residencies

Young people are learning traditional drum and dance through the PFP's FAME spring residencies bringing artists to Barratt, Bartram, Lea, Kirkbride, and Wanamaker public schools, United Communities, and Asian Americans United. Thanks to the Samuel Fels Fund, Independence Foundation, School District of Philadelphia, and the Philadelphia Music Project (administered by Settlement Music School, funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts).


Traveling Exhibits

March 1-24
Plenty of Good Women Dancers (PFP traveling exhibition)

Rowan University, Wilson Gallery, 201 Mullica Hill Rd., Glassboro, NJ, 856.256.4521

March 2-24
You, Me, and Them (PFP traveling exhibition)

Barnegat Branch, Ocean County Library, 112 Burr St., Barnegat, NJ, 609.698.3331

March 3-May 16
Plenty of Good Women Dancers (PFP traveling exhibition)

University of the Arts, Communications Program, 320 South Broad St, Phila., 215.717.6470

March 7-31
Keep It Real (PFP traveling exhibition)

Camden County Cultural & Heritage Commission, 250 South Park Drive, Haddon Township, NJ, 856.858.0040

March 28-April 17
You, Me, and Them (PFP traveling exhibition)

Lakewood Branch, Ocean County Library, 301 Lexington Ave., Lakewood, NJ, 732.363.1435

April 20-30
You, Me, and Them (PFP traveling exhibition)

Brick Branch, Ocean County Library, 301 Chambers Bridge Rd., Brick, NJ, 732.477.4513


Technical Assistance Workshops

May 13, 1-3 PM
Workshop: Grants Opportunities for Artists
PFP, 1304 Wharton St., Phila., PA
Learn about grants, fellowships, apprenticeships, touring programs, and arts education opportunities. The workshop focuses on the needs of folk and traditional artists. FREE but please rsvp: 215.726.1106