Step Afrika

William Perrigen

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Fri., Feb. 9, 8 p.m. 2018
$33-$78

Location Info:

Younes & Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts
18111 Nordhoff St.
Northridge, CA  91330
818-677-3000
In 60 colorful canvases, Harlem painter Jacob Lawrence audaciously tackled the original involuntary migration from Africa as well as the more voluntary African-American migration from the rural South to the industrializing North starting with World War I. Drawing on African percussive traditions and incorporating the percussive African-American dance style known as stepping, Step Afrika draws inspiration from Lawrence's paintings in The Migration: Reflections on Jacob Lawrence. Replicas of some of Lawrence's paintings join the dancers onstage as part of this dance performance.
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