June 7, 2024 – July 14, 2024

Using its hallmark style of percussive dance-theater, Step Afrika!’sThe Migration: Reflections on Jacob Lawrence tells the story of one of the largest movements of people in United States history, when millions of African American migrants moved from the rural South to the industrial North in the 1900s to escape Jim Crow, racial oppression, and lynchings. Inspired by Jacob Lawrence’s iconic 60-panel “The Migration Series” (1940-41), this signature work from the award-winning dance company uses the images, color palette, and motifs in the painting series to tell this astonishing story through pulsating rhythms and visually stunning movement.

“A Living, Breathing, Stepping ‘Exhibition of Jacob Lawrence”

– New York Times

Calendar for The Migration: Reflections on Jacob Lawrence at Arena Stage (Washington, D.C.)