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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Pro Stepping Company Performs At Temple 3/13

The first professional company in the world dedicated to the tradition of stepping, Step Afrika, will visit Temple Performing Arts Center on the campus of Temple University on Thursday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets at $20 are available now exclusively through ComcastTix, online at ComcastTix.com, by phone at 800-298-4200 or in person at The Liacouras Center Box Office. 
Their Philadelphia stop will display some of the world’s most talented dancers using their bodies as an instrument to create intricate rhythms and sounds through a combination of footsteps, claps and the spoken word.
Elevating stepping to an art form, the Washington, D.C. based company travels the world entertaining fans with their unique moves.  The company promotes an appreciation for stepping and its use as an educational, motivational and healthy tool for young people.   Celebrating 19 years of entertainment and education, Step Afrika was named one of the top 10 African American Dance Companies in the United States based upon Dance USA’s survey of African American dance companies by budget size. 

Temple Performing Arts Center

The Temple Performing Arts Center, located at 1837 North Broad Street, serves as a cultural center for the Temple University campus and the surrounding community.  Offering concerts, space for meetings and symposia and other cultural and educational events the center positions itself as Philadelphia’s newest location for the arts.  The venue dates back to 1882 after pastor and lawyer Russell Conwell came to Philadelphia to lead the Grace Baptist Church.  In the mid-20th century, the Baptist Temple, as it was formerly called was a primary stop for some of the country’s most intellectual figures.  The venue was graced with speeches by Martin Luther King, Jr., President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Anne Sullivan with her well known student Helen Keller.  After being purchased by the University in 1974, the building was later designated by the American Institute of Architects as a Landmark Building in 2003.  Today it is known as Temple Performing Arts Center.

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