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February 9, 2019
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
SoNo Friends of NPL Community Room
10 Washington St.
Norwalk, CT 06854
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From Africa to Broadway: Africa's Influence on American Dance

Saturday, February 9, 2019

SATURDAY | February 9, 2019 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
From Africa to Broadway: Africa's Influence on American Dance
This performance traces the African influence on American Dance from an African American perspective, demonstrating their profound influences on American culture. The performance explores how dance evolved from its African roots and European influences to the popular stage and social dances that we see today. The performers take the audience from classical court dances and the Irish reel to vaudeville, tap, and even the cultural impact of Michael Jackson for an entertaining and informative perspective on American History.
The Okra Dance company offers a variety of programs for family audiences which brings various cultures to life through dance. The company consists of professional dancers and musicians skilled in a variety of styles. All shows thoroughly involve the audience.