PITTSBURGH: Step Afrika!, one of the top 10 African Dance Companies in the United States, will be performing for free on Friday, Feb. 27th (7:00PM – 10:00PM); at the Eddy Theatre on Chatham University’s Shadyside Campus. Admission is free, but donations for the Class of 2015 Senior Gift will be accepted.
Founded in 1994, Step Afrika! is a professional dance company based in Washington DC, who’s mission is to educate the modern world in the tradition of stepping. They have expanded to become a national and international touring company, with an exchange program with the Soweto Dance Theatre in Johannesburg, South Africa. Step Afrika! blends percussive dance styles practiced by historically African American fraternities and sororities, African traditional dance and influences from a variety of other dance and art forms. Performances are much more than dance shows; they integrate songs, storytelling, humor, and audience participation. The blend of technique, agility, and pure energy makes each performance unique and leaves the audience with their hearts pounding. View promotional video.
Step Afrika! promotes stepping as an educational tool for young people, focusing on teamwork, academic achievement and cross-cultural understanding. It reaches tens of thousands of Americans each year through a 50-city tour of colleges and theaters and performs globally as a cultural ambassador. More information at www.stepafrika.org.
For more information, visit www.chatham.edu/events or contact the Office of Student Activities at (412) 365-2990