STEP AFRIKA! is the first professional company in the world dedicated to the tradition of stepping. Founded in December 1994, the company is celebrated worldwide for its efforts to promote an appreciation for stepping and the dance tradition’s use as an educational tool for young people. Step Afrika! reaches tens of thousands of Americans each year and has performed on many stages in North & South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Caribbean.
Based in Washington, DC, Step Afrika! is DC’s first and only Cultural Ambassador representing the city and nation at events around the world. The company completes an annual 50-city tour of colleges and theaters from Maine to Mississippi and is a national model for the use of stepping in education, espousing themes such as teamwork, academic achievement and cross-cultural understanding. Step Afrika! is a frequent partner of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the Washington Performing Arts Society and has graced some of America’s most prestigious stages from the White House to the Lincoln Center in New York City.
– The Western Herald
“Step Afrika! has returned home to Washington to perform two masterful new works: “Bridgetower Sonata” and “Symphony in Step.” And just as the Times of London praised the groundbreaking violinist, so, too, does this present-day collaboration deserve strong notices. And an audience. “
– The Washington Post
Green Is The New Black is a National Performance Network (NPN) Creation Fund Project co-commissioned by Carver Community Cultural Center in partnership with Dance Place, Washington Performing Arts Society and NPN.
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