Sunday, January 20, 2019, 5pm
The Music Center
$35 - $75
25th Anniversary Celebration
With Dem Raider Boyz
Step Afrika!, the first professional company dedicated to the tradition of stepping, launches its 25th anniversary season at Strathmore with a retrospective performance of the company’s best-loved works including Wade, Passing 25, and Nxt/Stp: Hip Hop. Featuring the critically acclaimed artists of Step Afrika!, the company celebrates 25 years of stepping while paying homage to the company’s deep connections to South African dance, music, and culture.
- 2019 is not only a special year for Step Afrika! but also marks the 25th anniversary of the historic election of President Nelson Mandela.
- Wade, a work that merges South African gumboot dance, collegiate stepping, and tap with African American spirituals, “journeys from spiritual desperation to the sweet succor of salvation.” (The New York Times)
- Step Afrika! reaches tens of thousands of Americans each year through a 50-city tour of colleges and theaters; the troupe also performs globally and serves as a cultural ambassador.
This concert will run approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.
This event is part of Strathmore’s Windows series of performances and accompanying programs. Learn more
Preconcert Panel Discussion
Step Afrika! The Next 25 Years with founder Brian Williams, members of the Divine Nine, and moderator Janice Ferebee. Free with performance ticket, but registration is highly recommended. Register online.
Encore Café Postconcert Conversation
Discuss the performance and meet fellow audience members! Stop by the Café Annex (Promenade Level) on your way out of the concert and share your thoughts over light refreshments. Free, but space is limited.
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