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Step Afrika! Juneteenth Virtual Celebration

Presented ByHylton Center
When/WhereFriday, Jun 19, 2020 8:00pmOnline

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Mason Arts at Home is pleased to share the “Step Afrika! Juneteenth Celebration” on Friday, June 19th at 8 p.m. The D.C.-based company, which performed at the Hylton Center during the 2013-2014 season, commemorates Juneteenth (June 19, 1865) and the end of slavery in the United States with this new virtual program.

Filmed entirely in Washington, D.C. and directed by Step Afrika!’s artists, performances have been staged at landmarks across our Nation’s Capital including the Black Lives Matter Plaza, the Martin L. King Jr. Memorial and the National Sylvan Theater on the grounds of the Washington Monument. Each performance honors the rhythm, spirituality and resistance of the African American community through dance and song. As one of the most celebrated African-American dance companies in the world, Step Afrika! engages the Juneteenth holiday as an opportunity to fortify our relationships in the communities we serve and to highlight our mission to preserve and promote the tradition of stepping. Continuing our ongoing exploration of important moments in American history through critically-acclaimed performances such as The Migration: Reflections on Jacob Lawrence and Drumfolk, Step Afrika! looks forward to bringing our diverse community of supporters together in honor of freedom, justice, and equality for all.

This event will be streamed on Facebook and YouTube. Register for free, exclusive access here.