June 6 - July 14, 2024

The Migration

  • Credits

    By Step Afrika!

  • Location

    Kreeger Theater

"A show that needs to be experienced: a blend of incredible movement, rhythms and singing."

— DC Theatre Scene

Using its hallmark style of percussive dance-theater, Step Afrika!’s The Migration: Reflections on Jacob Lawrence tells the story of one of the largest movements of people in United States history, when millions of African American migrants moved from the rural South to the industrial North in the 1900s to escape Jim Crow, racial oppression, and lynchings. Inspired by Jacob Lawrence’s iconic 60-panel “The Migration Series” (1940-41), this signature work from the award-winning dance company uses the images, color palette, and motifs in the painting series to tell this astonishing story through pulsating rhythms and visually stunning movement.

The Migration: Reflections on Jacob Lawrence is made possible through generous funding from Reg Brown and Tiffeny Sanchez with additional support provided by B. Thomas Mansbach.

We are grateful to Destination DC for their promotional support of this production.

Production Photos

Step Afrika!’s company performs "The Migration: Reflections on Jacob Lawrence". Photo by Jati Lindsay.
Step Afrika!’s company performs "The Migration: Reflections on Jacob Lawrence". Photo by Jati Lindsay.
Step Afrika!’s company performs "The Migration: Reflections on Jacob Lawrence". Photo by Jati Lindsay.
Step Afrika!’s company performs "The Migration: Reflections on Jacob Lawrence". Photo by Jati Lindsay.
Step Afrika!’s company performs "The Migration: Reflections on Jacob Lawrence". Photo by Jati Lindsay.