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Step Afrika!

May 07May 09

Performance Dates

  • Thu May 07 2020 8:00 PM
  • Fri May 08 2020 8:00 PM
  • Sat May 09 2020 8:00 PM


Meany Hall – Katharyn Alvord Gerlich Theater

Step Afrika! blends percussive dance styles practiced by historically African American fraternities and sororities with traditional African dance and other art forms. Integrating songs, storytelling and humor, each performance is unique and leaves the audience with their hearts pounding. The company presents its latest work, Drumfolk, inspired by the Stono Rebellion of 1739. This little-known event in American history transformed the African American experience and led to the development of some of our country’s most distinct dance forms like ring shout, tap and stepping. Co-commissioned by Meany Center.


World Dance Series generously underwritten by the families of Delaney and Justin Dechant and Ira and Courtney Gerlich in honor of their Mom, Katharyn Alvord Gerlich