— information provided by The Ware Center
The Arts at Millersville’s 2016 Summer Season begins with an outstanding dance performance, the 21st Annual Community Concert and Fundraiser, by the Imani Edu-Tainers African Dance Company. Join us for an evening filled with West African traditions showcased in energetic and inspiring performances at the Ware Center, located at 42 N. Prince Street.
ABOUT IMANI EDU-TAINERS AFRICAN DANCE COMPANY
Imani is a non-profit organization founded in 1992 by Sonya Mann-McFarlane in Chapel Hill, NC. Sonya relocated to Lancaster, PA in 1993 and continues to promote community awareness, appreciation, and understanding of African culture and community enlightenment. The performing company, supported by the organization, has received rave reviews for performances and presentations in Lancaster County and beyond.
“As young drummers furiously pound out the beats of their African ancestors, the barefoot dancers embrace the sound, and dance like the wind. They leap and twirl, slapping their feet on the floor, as if they are making their bodies extensions of the drumbeats,” says Lancaster New Era.
African dance/drumming classes and other cultural activities are offered to children, teens, and adults. These activities facilitate increased community involvement with youth, improve community relations, and promote a better understanding and appreciation of African culture and its contributions to today’s society.
Imani Edu-Tainers African Dance Company is a sister organization to The Cultural Movement African Dance Company which is based in Goldsboro, NC. This is where Sonya received a considerable amount of her training. Anne Hurrey, Director of The Cultural Movement, continues to provide consultation, guidance, and serves as a resource to Imani.
Tickets are $25 Adult, $15 Senior, and $10 Student.