In a return performance at San Francisco City Hall’s rotunda, Nimely Napla’s Pan African Dance Company will perform a harvest dance, known as the “Farming Ballet,” featuring a line of drummers with dancers wearing different regional masks from Liberia, many of them created by Nimely Napla, the group’s director, master dancer, choreographer, and costume designer.
The event will take place at noon, Friday, Nov. 6 at San Francisco City Hall.
Throughout 2015, the monthly Rotunda Dance Series celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition.
The Rotunda Dance Series brings many of the Bay Area’s most celebrated dance companies to San Francisco City Hall’s rotunda space for free monthly noon-time performances.
The series is presented by Dancers’ Group and World Arts West in partnership with Grants for the Arts and San Francisco City Hall.
Nimely Pan African Dance Company is a Liberian folkloric dance company founded by Artistic Director Nimely Napla in Minnesota in 1994 and now based in Oakland. For information go to nimelypanafricandancecompany.weebly.com