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Step Afrika!

Tuesday - 5/1/2012, 10:42am  ET







Step Afrika! Presents Nxt/Step June 21st thru July 1st, 2012

With stepping as the muse, the explosive dancers of Step Afrika! bring to the stage a fresh look at contemporary culture, music and style. For Home Performance Series 2012 Step Afrika! presents, the world premiere of Nxt/Step: Remixing the Power and International Influence of Stepping with Hip Hop, Multimedia and Rhythm. Nxt/Step, explores the interconnectivity of trends from hip hop music and youth culture, to the explosion of multimedia throughout society; encouraging audiences to tweet, text, photograph, and share as much as possible via social media, which will appear on a backdrop in real-time during the show.

Nxt/Step opens Thursday, June 21, 2012 at the Atlas Performing Arts Center in Northeast, featuring the Washington, DC début of the incredible Human Orchestra Kenny Muhammad, recently seen on the History Channels' hit show Stan Lee's Superhumn. Weaving the stunning expertise of Muhammad with stepping, Nxt/Step engulfs the audience in beats, rhythms and sound once considered humanly impossible, highlight emcees, a live DJ and Step Afrika!'s first-ever choreographed piece dedicated exclusively to DC's own go-go music. Each piece resembles individual music tracks though differ in mood and style, the works are bound in a cohesive score of rhythms with remixes performed throughout the run of the show by guest artists. On Thursday, June 21st, immediately following the show, Step Afrika! will host a post-performance dialogue entitled, Step Afrika! Studio Talkback.

Tickets for Step Afrika!'s HPS 2012 start at $39.50. Discounts are available to students, seniors, military, and groups of ten or more. For ticket information and group sales, call the box office at 202.399.7993 and press option "2". Tickets may also be purchased on line at www.stepafrika.org. In addition to the nightly performances, the company will host its inaugural VIP gala event on Saturday, June 23, 2012. Contact Joanne Coutts at 202-399-7993 ext 112 or email development@stepafrika.org for more information.