Step Afrika performs at West Virginia State University on Monday. (Photo by The Napoleon Complex Project.)
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Step Afrika comes to West Virginia State University in a show of exuberant dance that starts at 7 p.m. Monday. Step Afrika was founded in 1994 as the first professional company dedicated to the tradition of stepping.The company 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. A Village Voice writer described the group as "... a jubilation of rhythm and spirit that harks back to the essence of dancing: people moving together in harmony for the greater good." Their performance will integrate songs, storytelling, humor and audience participation.The performance is in the P. Ahmed Williams Auditorium in Ferrell Hall. It is sponsored by the Center for Organ Recovery & Education, West Virginia Multicultural Task Force, Appalachian POWER, West Virginia State University and the Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Health Affairs. Admission is $10 at the door. Call 304-766-3288.