Step Afrika!

Thu, February 16 | 8:00pm
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Fri, February 17 | 8:00pm
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Sat, February 18 | 8:00pm
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The first professional company dedicated to stepping — a unique dance tradition created by African American college students — Step Afrika! makes its Seattle debut with The Migration: Reflections on Jacob Lawrence. This evening-length work integrates projections of the painter’s 60-panel masterpiece, The Migration Series, with rhythmic footsteps, body percussion and spoken word to create a multi-media performance chronicling the early 20th century exodus of African Americans from the rural south. Meany Center is a co-commissioner on remounting and expanding this important work to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Lawrence’s birth.