Step Show Tickets
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|Step Afrika|| Curtis Phillips Center For The Performing Arts
|Step Afrika|| Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center
Details of Step Show and the Ticket Luck value
Step Show features a kind of percussive dance that involves the participants to use their whole body as an instrument for producing complex sounds and rhythms through a combination of hand claps, footsteps and spoken words. Step-dancing or simply stepping can be performed by a single person but is most often performed by groups of at least three people, mostly in arrangements similar to military formations. It draws elements from tap dance, gymnastics, march, break dance, Caribbean and African dance, while it may also include partly dangerous stunts in individual routines. Certain forms of stepping make use of props like blindfolds, rhythm sticks, and canes.
This African tradition of stepping comes from the competitive dance rituals and schoolyard songs practiced by the historic African American sororities and fraternities since the mid-1900s. Step Show tickets are among the most sought after treats among dance fans particularly those who understand the significance and core originality of this art form.
African stepping that will be featured in the upcoming Step Show originates from a mix of African foot dances like Welly ‘gumboot’ dance and military exhibition and close-order drill. It also borrows greatly from movements and stage routines of well-known R&B bands such as The Four Tops and Temptations. In the mid-Twentieth century, historically black sororities and fraternities of U.S. college campuses, chanted and sang as tradition to celebrate the ‘cross-over’ to becoming a member of the respective organizations. These dances have also been performed by drill teams, cheerleading squads, churches and schools. Stepping was made popular by the member organizations of National Pan-Hellenic Council, performing at national and local competitions. The dance has been featured in shows and films like School Daze, Mac and Me, and House Party 2, which was choreographed by Jimmy Hamilton and Vernon Jackson. They have also choreographed a few other featuring step-dances for A Different World, which is a TV Series featuring the two artists along with members of the Kappa Alpha P fraternity.
The first ever nationally syndicated step-dancing contest called S.T.O.M.P. was telecasted in 1992, with Frank Mercardo Valdes as creator, Vic Bullock and World African Network as producers, and Jimmy Hamilton and Vernon Jackson as choreographers. A similar Step Show was featured in the 2002 film Drumline as well as the 2007 film Stomp the Yard. Stepping was also included in the Opening Ceremony of Summer Olympics in 1996, in Atlanta. The traditional dance has been embraced by Latino sororities and fraternities in the last few decades. In 1979, Lambda Upsilon Sigma Latino Fraternity pioneered the first organization comprising of Latino Greeks to embrace the stepping tradition. This led to a growth in Latin Greek organizations participating in Step Shows, which often incorporated influences from Bachata, Merengue, Salsa and traditional Latino music. In fact Latino Greeks have been performing the dance in many of their shows, social functions and stroll competitions on college campuses all over the United States.
Step Shows usually feature complex performances that mix popular culture with folk traditions, and involve synchronized percussive routines, speaking, singing, chanting as well as drama. The African American art form is now practiced all over the globe. Stepping has been the subject of many TV shows, films, song videos and contests. BET Networks aired many short step competitions and exhibitions in its programs since 1989, with its appearance in an episode of Teen Summit featuring the members of Alpha Phi Alpha of Howard University, as well as Omega Psi Phi members from University of Maryland. The dance has also been featured in 106 & Park, and in BET’s yearly spring event called Spring Bling. It has been included in Alicia Key’s music video Teenage Love Affair, and in an episode of Fresh Prince of Bel Air. Get hold of some cheap Step Show tickets and be there to watch some of the most mind-boggling, well coordinated group routines.