Tickets & Events

Balafon West African Dance – Black River Dance Festival

KST Presents

October 27 - 28 | 8pm

Fri/October 27 – Sat/October 28
8p/Kelly Strayhorn Theater
5941 Penn Ave :: Map

Led by revered dance artist Kadiatou Conte-Forte, Balafon West African Dance Ensemble is a Pittsburgh institution, one that combines intricate choreography and elaborate costumes with live music and song. The company’s Black River Dance Festival features Balafon’s contemporary perspective on West African traditions and culture—and the unique vitality of its intergenerational ensemble of dancers and musicians—in a program to inspire all ages with energetically charged, athletic dancing and resounding live percussion.

Following the evening program, Saturday offers a day-long series of workshops and master classes that explore West African dance techniques and rhythms, accompanied by master drummers.




Pay What Makes You Happy! Tickets for this event are available at any price. Simply choose the level that makes you happy—or name your own! All seats are general admission.