Virtual Student Matinee
Based on Step Afrika!’s award-winning arts education programs and more than 25 years of performing and teaching students, the company has created a 5-part experience for educators that introduces students to the history and tradition of “stepping.” Step Afrika! is the world’s first professional company dedicated to the tradition of stepping—a polyrhythmic, percussive dance form that uses the body as an instrument. The program is led by Step Afrika! instructors and is based on Step Afrika!’s exhibit at the Smithsonian’s national Museum of African-American History & Culture in Washington, DC.
Day One: “What is Stepping?” introductory video and educational guide highlighting the history of stepping.
Day Two: “The Performance, Act 1” condensed first half of standard Step Afrika! performance for viewing in classroom setting.
Day Three: “The Performance, Act 2” condensed second half of standard Step Afrika! performance for viewing in classroom setting.
Day Four: “Stepping with Step Afrika!” stepping tutorial.
Day Five: “Meet the Artists of Step Afrika!” for students. This pre-recorded session will allow students to learn more about the artists, as they answer pre-selected questions about their lives as college graduates and artists who travel across the globe.
Free with registration!