African Dance Troupe Performs at RIT Feb. 22
Feb. 14, 2002
by Vienna Carvalho-McGrain or
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In celebration of Black History Month, Rochester Institute of Technology’s Center for Campus Life presents Step Afrika! USA, a U.S.-based percussive dance ensemble highlighting the African-American fraternity and sorority art form of stepping and its link to dance traditional around the world, at 8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 22, in RIT’s Ingle Auditorium, Student Alumni Union.
Included in the troupe’s repertoire are stepping, tap, South African dances including Zulu and gumboot, modern, hip-hop, house and freestyle dancing. Step Afrika! also serves as a leader in the field of arts in education, specializing in the history, development and performance of stepping.
Tickets—$15 for the general public—are available at RIT’s candy counter and game room. Visa and Mastercard accepted. For more information, call 475-2239.
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