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Step  Afrika!

Wed. Jan. 17, 2024 at 8pm

Presented by Philharmonic Society of Orange County and Irvine Barclay Theatre

"...the most energetic performance I have ever seen and that energy is contagious.” – City Living Boston


TRIBUTE choreographed by Jakari Sherman
NDLAMU choreographed by Jackie Semela
ISICATHULO choreographed by Jackie Semela
choreographed by Jakari Sherman

SPECIAL NOTE: Audience participation has been a part of the step tradition since its inception in the 1900s. Members of the audience are invited to clap, stomp, cheer and participate in call and response with the artists.

The first professional dance company in the world dedicated to the tradition of stepping, Step Afrika!'s beat will awaken you! Through movement, theater and music, Step Afrika! invites Orange County audiences not to miss a beat.

Founded in 1994, Step Afrika! is one of the top 5 African American dance companies in the United States. Step Afrika! blends percussive dance styles practiced by historically African American fraternities and sororities; traditional African dances; and an array of contemporary dance and art forms into a cohesive, compelling artistic experience. 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.

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