Step Afrika!’s The Migration: Reflections on Jacob Lawrence

Step Afrika!, the internationally-renowned dance company dedicated to the tradition of stepping, invites you to take an intimate look into Jacob Lawrence’s iconic painting series that tell the story of African-American migrants moving from the south to the north in the early 1900s. Each piece of The Migration uses the images, color palette and motifs of one or more of the paintings to tell the migration story through body percussion and dance.

After the performance, audience members are invited to view one of Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series panels as well as attend a panel discussion in the African American Gallery starting at 8:30 p.m.


Supported by the The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Knight Foundation