Event InformationBack to Event Listings
Step Afrika! comes to QueensSeptember 25, 2010 - September 25, 2010 8:00 PM - 12:00 AMDana Auditorium
Online ticket registration is now closed. Please contact Benardo Dargan at 704-337-2320.
- The Office of Multicultural Affairs
Step Afrika! will perform at Queens University of Charlotte on Saturday, September 25, at 8 p.m. in Dana Auditorium.
Step Afrika! is the first professional company in the world dedicated to the tradition of stepping. Founded in December 1994, the company is critically-acclaimed for its efforts to promote an understanding of and appreciation for stepping and the dance tradition's use as an educational tool for young people worldwide. Step Afrika! reaches tens of thousands of Americans each year and has performed on many stages in North & South America, Europe, Africa and the Caribbean.
Stepping is a unique dance tradition created by African-American college students. The body is used as an instrument to create intricate rhythms and sounds through a combination of footsteps, claps and spoken word. The tradition grew out of the song and dance rituals practiced by historically African-American fraternities and sororities in the early 1900s. Stepping comes from a long and rich tradition in African-based communities that use movement, words and sounds to communicate allegiance to a group.
For information on group tickets (10 or more), please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.