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Step Afrika!: The Migration: Reflections on Jacob Lawrence

Celebrated African-American painter Jacob Lawrence was barely in his twenties when he created his powerful 60-panel work The Migration of the Negro, which chronicled The Great Migration of millions of African-Americans from the South to the North after World War I. Step Afrika!, the first professional organization dedicated to the African-American tradition of stepping, has partnered with The Phillips Collection of Washington, DC to conceptualize Lawrence's groundbreaking series as a textured, interdisciplinary dance piece in which lightning-fast claps, intricate footwork, percussive chants, and perfect synchronicity echo themes of locomotion, flight, struggle, and, ultimately, hope.

Recommended for ages 7 and up

This performance will last approximately one hour and 50 minutes, and includes a 20-minute intermission.

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Event Details

Colwell Playhouse
Th Apr 20, 2017 - 7:30pm
Fr Apr 21, 2017 - 7:30pm
Pick Five+: 23 / SC 18 / STU 15 / UI & YTH 10 Single: 25 / SC 20 / STU 15 / UI & YTH 10