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What’s dance got to do with science? Mini-performance on the science behind art and movement

Join National Grid and Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) for a discussion and mini-performance on the science behind art and movement. Participants will include Baba Chuck Davis, Artistic Director of DanceAfrica, the nation’s largest festival dedicated to African culture, bringing together dance, music, film.

DanceAfrica
Tuesday, March 11th
4 – 5:30 p.m.
National Grid
300 Erie Blvd West
Syracuse, NY

Chuck Davis has won countless awards and honorary degrees, including the prestigious 2008 Capezio Dance Award for his work with the African-American Dance Ensemble. BAM and National Grid are thrilled to bring the voice of DanceAfrica to Syracuse to explore what dance has to do with science.

Dr. Charles “Chuck” Davis – Founder and Artistic Director

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Dr. Charles “Chuck” Davis – Founder and Artistic Director

Spanning 4 decades of Dance is the incomparable Dr. Chuck Davis. Founder of the Chuck Davis Dance Co. and the African American Dance Ensemble, headquartered in the City of Durham, NC., Dr. Davis is a living legend. With his many accolades from Honorary Doctorates, to the Proclamations from the many different Cities and States around this country he remains one of our most beloved and honored treasures.

A Master Dancer, par excellence; World traveler, Teacher, Instructor, Friend and Benefactor and Protector for many of the under-served and often neglected communities,  Dr. Davis brings the joy of the dance, the excitement of the rhythm and the intensity of humanity to everything he does.

He has been Guest Choreographer for so many venues and companies, who are so very important to him.

Dr. Davis has served this nation, not only as a Goodwill Ambassador to other countries, but he served with his time in the U.S. Navy. He continues to serve this Nation and to represent all mankind for the benefit of mankind. Showing and living, Peace! Love! Respect! For Everybody!

What makes him a distinguished artist, is not the awards that proclaim him so, what makes him a distinguish artist is his ability to remain humble and constantly giving to those in need and tirelessly fighting injustice with the passion of the Ancestors that have gone on. Refusing to become one of those who forget, Dr. Davis constantly reminds us all, that we are standing, marching, kneeling and existing by the grace and will of the Merciful Creator and to give true obeisance to HIM, is to NOT forget the warriors of the past, and the Elders of today.

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A Celebration of Black Icons in Dance

Community Folk Art Center 805 E. Genesee St., Syracuse, NY, United States

Join Classical Dance Trailblazer, Charles Haislah, The Creative Arts Academy, and CFAC-DanceLab for an evening of captivating performances and dance history. This event is free and open to the community!

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