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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