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Step Afrika!

  • Dates: April 15, 2017
  • Times: 19:00
  • Admission: $35 / $25 / $15
  • Clemens Center
    207 Clemens Center Parkway
    Elmira, NY 14902-1046
  • Phone: (607) 734-8191
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As the first professional company devoted to stepping, Washington, DC’s world–renowned Step Afrika! brings high-energy performance to the stage: a feast for both the eyes and ears. Discover the world of stepping with Step Afrika! — One of the top ten African American dance companies in the United States. Like a tap dance without shoes, or a band without instruments, stepping is percussive dance that uses kicks, stomps, claps and chants. The art form ties to not only the African American community but also to historically black fraternities and sororities on U.S. college campuses, making it a powerful tool for arts education. The company’s focus on teamwork, discipline, and commitment inspire and empower patrons of all ages. Audiences are introduced to South African Gumboot dancing, traditional Zulu dance, and African American artists such as John Coltrane and Jacob Lawrence.

Step Afrika!
  • Clemens Center
  • 207 Clemens Center Parkway
  • Elmira, NY 14902-1046
  • April 15, 2017 to April 15, 2017
  • $35 / $25 / $15

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Clemens Center

207 Clemens Center Parkway
Elmira, NY 14902-1046
(607) 734-8191
Located in Mark Twain Country just south of the Finger Lakes, the Clemens Center is the region's premier performing arts center with two spectacular performance spaces. Mandeville Hall is a flexible, black box venue suitable for intimate performances, corporate events, and parties. The majestic Powers Theater is an architectural treasure that has been restored to its vaudevillian-era grandeur. Magnificent murals, gold-leaf details, and reconstructed opera boxes adorn the theater just as they did when it opened in 1925. The 1,618-seat venue has been called the most beautiful theatre between New York City and Buffalo—it is truly awe-inspiring! Renovation in 2008 included expanding the stage and upgrading technical equipment, making it possible to showcase the best in live entertainment. From nationally touring Broadway shows and dazzling dance programs to rousing rock 'n' roll concerts and feel-good family entertainment, the Clemens Center excites and delights audiences of all ages! The Center’s mission, though, extends beyond entertainment and into the community through school programs, outreach activities for the underserved, and subsidized facility rentals for its six Resident Companies: Common Time Choral Group, Elmira Little Theatre, New Heights Dance Theater, Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes, Rafael Grigorian Ballet Theatre, and Thursday Morning Musicales. These nonprofit arts organizations provide community members with the opportunity to perform several times a year on a professional theatre stage. The Clemens Center is the perfect place to connect with family and friends and enjoy memorable experiences that enrich, inspire, and amaze.