African Dance Class Holds Special Presentation Aug. 8

As a part of the SF International initiative, you are invited to attend a special semester-end presentation of the African Dance class, taught by Mohamed Dacosta, at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8 in the Fine Arts Hall. The presentation will last about 20 minutes.

More on Mohamed DaCosta:
Mohamed DaCosta (African Dance), from Boke, Guinea, is Lecturer in African Performing Arts in the Department of Theatre and Dance and the Center for African Studies, affiliate faculty in the Center for World Arts at the University of Florida, and Santa Fe College. Mr. DaCosta served as choreographer for the African Ballet of Gambia and performed with the company from 1980-85. In 1996, he performed across Europe as featured drummer with Culture Movement, commissioned by the U.S. Department of Defense. Mr. DaCosta has also been featured in performance by the internationally renowned Chuck Davis African American Dance Ensemble. As three-time University of Florida Center for World Arts artist-in-residence, Mr. DaCosta has used his exceptional command of West African performance traditions and engaging teaching persona to develop appreciation of West African culture at the University of Florida, New World School of the Arts, Santa Fe College, and in the greater communities of Florida and North Carolina. Mr. DaCosta’s abiding warmth, vitality and artistry are an inspiration to students, fellow artists, community members and audiences of all backgrounds. SF is very fortunate to have him on staff.

*Please note the correct date for this event, is August 8. It is not Aug. 2 as originally reported.

For more information, contact Alora Haynes.