Step Afrika!, the first professional company dedicated to the tradition of stepping, launches its 25th anniversary season at Strathmore with a retrospective performance of the company’s best-loved works including Wade, Passing 25, and Nxt/Stp: Hip Hop. Featuring the critically acclaimed artists of Step Afrika! along with some of our region’s most incredible step teams, Step Afrika! celebrates 25 years of stepping while paying homage to the company’s deep connections to South African dance, music, and culture.
2019 is not only a special year for Step Afrika! but also marks the 25th anniversary of the historic election of President Nelson Mandela.
Wade, a work that merges South African gumboot dance, collegiate stepping, and tap with African American spirituals, “journeys from spiritual desperation to the sweet succor of salvation.” (The New York Times)
Step Afrika! reaches tens of thousands of Americans each year through a 50-city tour of colleges and theaters; the troupe also performs globally and serves as a cultural ambassador.