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How Trailblazer Asadata Dafora Brought West African Dance to the Concert Stage

Though Asadata Dafora isn’t widely known today, he blazed a trail for countless African-based dance companies who enjoy a firm foothold on the concert dance stage today. He reworked the spatial orientation of various cultural dances to fit a proscenium stage and made them more presentational to appeal to Western audiences. Dafora influenced many dance […]