Step Afrika! The Migration: Reflections on Jacob Lawrence

Home Performance Series 2011-The Migration: Reflections on Jacob Lawrence

Step Afrika! and The Phillips Collection have come together mixing mediums of untapped artistry, to birth a new universe of creativity; personifying The Migration Series, an iconic body of work painted by legendary artist Jacob Lawrence.

Deemed “a virtuosic performance” by Washington Post Pulitzer-winner Sarah Kaufman, Step Afrika! will unveil compelling choreography depicting the Great Migration of African Americans from the Southern United States to the North during the early 1900s.

Home Performance Series 2011- The Migration: Reflections on Jacob Lawrence pushes the boundaries of stepping, redefining stylistic expression of rhythmic footwork, body percussion, spirited vocalizing, and African polyrhythms. Patrons can expect to be moved by critically acclaimed works from the Step Afrika! repertoire such as—Wadean emotional interpretation of the African American spiritual experience; Drum Folk, an investigation of early African-American body percussive traditions from the late 1700sGo Westan exciting work that depicts the introduction of West African movement and drumming into the Southern United States; and Tranea composition dedicated to late tenor saxophonist John Coltrane.

The Migration: Reflections on Jacob Lawrence run from June 15th -June 26th at the Atlas Performing Arts Center. For tickets, visit or call (202) 399-7993 option ‘2’.

The Atlas Performing Arts Center
1333 H Street, Northeast
Washington, D.C. 20002

Step Afrika! – DC’s first and only Cultural Ambassadors and internationally renowned authority on the art of stepping.

Dance, Family & Kids, Multi-Cultural, Music and Performance

Price Range
$20.00 – $38.50
$125.00 VIP Tickets (Saturday Evening Only)

Box Office
Tickets for Step Afrika!’s HPS 2011 start at $20.00. Discounts are available to students, seniors, and military. For discount information, call the box office at (202) 399-7993 and press option 2. For group sales contact Step Afrika! at 202.399.7993, ext. 103. Tickets can also be purchased at


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