Baye and Asa to dance at MODfest

Two people wearing dark T-shirts stand together in a darkened room, smiling at the viewer.

Directed by Amadi “Baye” Washington and Sam “Asa” Pratt, Baye & Asa is a company creating movement art projects. Hip-hop and African dance languages are the foundation of their technique. With it, they build theatrical metaphors, interrogate systemic inequities and contemporize ancient allegories. Baye and Asa were one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch” for 2022, and were recognized for their work with the 2023 Harkness Promise Award. Their work has been commissioned by several prominent dance organizations, which include the Martha Graham Dance Company, Baryshnikov Arts Center, The Joyce Theater, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Jacob’s Pillow, and the Battery Dance Festival.

January 15, 2024