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Step Afrika!

The Migration: Reflections on Jacob Lawrence

November 3 – 5, 2016
Zellerbach Theatre
PLA Presents

Stepping is a percussive, rhythmic dance style combining African and modern dance traditions. This professional company performs the Philadelphia premiere of their full-length work, The Migration, based on Jacob Lawrence’s iconic painting series that charts the story of African-Americans moving from the south to the north in the early 1900s. High-energy performance combines with the images, color palette and motifs of the paintings to create a thrilling feast for the senses.

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Insights Events

November 3 @ 6:30 PM:
Join us before the performance on Thursday, November 3 for a pre-show talk with Jakari Sherman, Director of and performer in The Migration and former Artistic Director of Step Afrika!, and Stephanie Renée, WURD Program Director and Radio Host. This event will take place in the Balcony Upper Ambulatory of the Main Lobby.

Artist Information
Program Notes [PDF] Artist Site

This engagement of Step Afrika! is made possible through the ArtsCONNECT program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

AfroTaino Productions is an official proud supporter of this Step Afrika! production.

Photo credit: Meredith Hanafi