Nazu African Dance
Tue. February 13, 2018 at 7:00 pm
*This is a free event, and does not require tickets for entrance.
Nazu African Dance Company is a Baltimore-based West African Dance & Drum ensemble under the Artistic Direction of Nai Zou Oivier. Nai Zou was born in Ivory Coast, Africa where danced with the National Ballet of Ivory Coast until 1991. Nai Zou released a critically-acclaimed African Dance video in 1998 and traveled to Senegal, Mali, Canada, Burkina, Cameroon, Niger, Johannesberg, South Africa, Japan, France to promote his project. In addition, Nai Zou danced with the National Ballet of France and eventually came to the United States where he formed Nazu Dance Company. As the Artistic Director of Nazu Dance Company, Nai Zou Olivier uses traditional and contemporary forms of West African Dance & Drum as a vehicle for cultural expression and a medium for personal healing. Members of Nazu and Company represent a cross-section where exerienced, professional dancers and drummers, join "beginners" in an effort share the cultural richness of West Africa and Ivory Coast.