The 2018 DanceAfrica Marketplace featured an exciting display of African dance, fashion and culture. The one-day event which held on October 6, 2018 was sold out on vendor placements. Fashion designers and models took the grand stage to showcase Africa during the African Fashion Experience III fashion show segment produced by Trendy Africa and Dallas International Fashion.
Designers Oludan and Perfect Dyeing Center held audience spellbound with their fascinating designs. Right before the catwalk, seasoned events producer and CEO of Artists VillageNet Work, Temitope Abayomi Babayemi, introduced the fashion show with the duo of Jide Oladipupo and Ebenezer Fowobaje putting up a cultural display of authentic Yoruba dance and music. The DanceAfrica festival also serves as a spotlight event for the Dallas Arts District and is presented by the Dallas Black Dance Theater.
ABOUT DALLAS BLACK DANCE THEATRE: Dallas Black Dance Theatre is an internationally recognized professional dance company that engages the cross-cultural community through contemporary modern dance presented from the African-American experience. Founded by Ann Williams in 1976, the company has been designated as an American Masterpiece Touring Artist by the National Endowment for the Arts in 2008 and received the Texas Medal of Arts Award for Arts Education in 2017.
ABOUT TRENDY AFRICA AND DALLAS INTERNATIONAL FASHION: Dallas International Fashion-DIF serves as a platform for promoting multicultural inter-nationality within and around Dallas while working towards establishing favorable relations and cultural ties between Dallas residents and foreign Nationals via showcase of fashion, culture and traditions. Creating a platform for cultures to create awareness for their products and attracting foreign investment to the City of Dallas forms a major part of the mission at DIF. Trendy Africa is a foremost entertainment and communications company and hosts several events including fashion shows. Trendy Africa is the creator of the Dallas International fashion concept.