This summer just got hotter! The fierce, renowned dance troupe Step Afrika!, the nation’s first professional company dedicated to the tradition of stepping, brings a percussive, energetic, and moving new story to the acclaimed theatre company Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. Get moving and book The Migration: Reflections on Jacob Lawrence tickets on TodayTix!
In The Migration: Reflections on Jacob Lawrence, audiences trace the story of one of the largest movements of people in United States history when millions of African American migrants moved from the rural South to the industrial North in the 1900s to escape Jim Crow, racial oppression, and lynchings.
Step Afrika! blends percussive dance styles practiced by historically African American fraternities and sororities; traditional African dances; and an array of contemporary dance and art forms into a cohesive, compelling artistic experience. Performances are much more than dance shows; they integrate songs, storytelling, humor, and audience participation. The blend of technique, agility, and pure energy makes each performance unique and leaves the audience with their hearts pounding.
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Inspired by Jacob Lawrence’s iconic 60-panel “The Migration Series” (1940-41), this signature work from the award-winning dance company uses the images, color palette, and motifs in the painting series to tell this astonishing story through pulsating rhythms and visually stunning movement. Stepping is a dance tradition that is deeply woven into the fabric of American culture, and Step Afrika! Celebrates this lineage, using it as a dynamic vehicle to tell historical stories through a fresh lens.
The Migration: Reflections on Jacob Lawrence celebrates the work of Step Afrika! Founded in 1994 by C. Brian Williams, Step Afrika! is the first professional company dedicated to the tradition of stepping. Under Williams’s leadership, stepping has evolved into one of America’s cultural exports, touring more than 60 countries across the globe, and the company now ranks as one of the top 10 African-American dance companies in the United States.
The Migration: Reflections on Jacob Lawrence runs for 2 hours.
The Migration: Reflections on Jacob Lawrence is at Washington's Kreeger Theater at Arena Stage.
The Migration: Reflections on Jacob Lawrence tickets start at $35.
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