Kohlenberg Lyceum Series Presents: Step Afrika!

Step Afrika! will kick off the Lyceum Series at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 14 in Baldwin Auditorium.

Founded in 1994, Step Afrika! is the first professional company in the world dedicated to the tradition of stepping that is based on a long and rich tradition in African-based communities that use movement, words and sounds to communicate allegiance to a group. Stepping requires the performers to use the body as an instrument as they combine footsteps, claps and spoken words to produce complex rhythms. 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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Step Afrika!

Based in Washington, D.C., Step Afrika! is a frequent partner of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the Washington Performing Arts Society. The performers have graced some of America’s most prestigious stages from the White House to the Lincoln Center in New York City, as well as stages in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Caribbean.

Tickets are available free of charge for students, faculty and staff. Students may pick up their tickets at the Student Activities Board Office and faculty and staff may get their tickets at the information desk in the Student Union Building until Friday at 4 p.m. If there are still tickets available after that time, they will go to the ticket window in front of Baldwin Auditorium. General admission tickets for each performance are $7 per person and can be purchased at Edna Campbells or the Truman State University cashier window in McClain Hall until Friday at 3:30 p.m.

For more information, visit lyceum.truman.edu or call 660.785.4016.