Acclaimed Dance Company Step Afrika! Gives Free Performance February 25

- 02/10/19 - 02/24/19

Contact: Shelby Purdy
or 361-593-4532


Stepping is a rising art form and an important part of America’s artistic and cultural heritage. In stepping, the body is used as an instrument to create intricate rhythms and sounds through a combination of footsteps, claps and spoken word.

 

Step Afrika! is the first professional company in the world dedicated to the tradition of stepping.

 

The group will give a free public performance Monday, February 25 at 7 p.m. in Jones Auditorium, on the Texas A&M University-Kingsville campus.

 

The performance is part of the university’s Presidential Performing and Visual Arts Series. The event is co-sponsored by the University Lectureship and Black Heritage Committees.

 

About Step Afrika!

The Company began in 1994 as an exchange program with the Soweto Dance Theatre of Johannesburg, South Africa and has expanded to become an international touring Company presenting performance, residencies and workshops worldwide.

Over the past 19 years Step Afrika! has grown to become one of the top 10 African American Dance Companies in the US and the largest African American led arts organization in Washington, DC. Each year, the Company performs in 10 countries for more than 50,000 people and touches 23,000 youth through its arts education programs.

 

About the Presidential Performing and Visual Arts Series

 

The Presidential Performing and Visual Arts Series at Texas A&M University-Kingsville is a year-long program of art, music and theatre performances that bring culture and variety to Kingsville for faculty, staff, students and community audiences. The series strives to provide a new element of learning outside the classroom for students as they are entertained and educated through diverse mediums. Community members are welcome to continue life-long learning by attending these events. 

 

For more information about the Texas A&M-Kingsville Presidential Performing and Visual Arts Series, contact the Office of Student Activities at 361-593-2760.