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Dance Company STEP AFRIKA! to Perform at Moravian College

Performance a celebration of Black History Month at Moravian

Step Afrika!Bethlehem, Pa., February 6, 2013—The dance troupe STEP AFRIKA! will perform as part of Moravian College’s Black History Month celebration on Wednesday, February 13, at 7 p.m., in the Prosser Auditorium, Haupert Union Building. The free event is open to the general public. It is sponsored by Moravian’s student group IDEA and the Office of Institutional Diversity.

STEP AFRIKA! is the first professional company in the world dedicated to the tradition of stepping. Stepping stems from the dance rituals performed by African-American fraternities and sororities in the early 1900’s. The dancers use footsteps, claps, and spoken word to illustrate their loyalty to their group. The company has performed in North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean. For more information, visit their website at http://www.stepafrika.org/home.htm to preview a promotional video on YouTube, visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRecTnZ9vac.

Moravian College encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact the Office of Institutional Diversity at 610 625-7847.

Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America’s sixth-oldest college. Moravian partners with students to build a strong foundation for their future. Visit the College’s Web site at www.moravian.edu.