UPROAR: A CELEBRATION OF AFRICAN AMERICAN CREATIVITY
Derived from African culture and dance, the art of stepping was created by the enslaved when enslavers refused to let ...
Derived from African culture and dance, the art of stepping was created by the enslaved when enslavers refused to let them communicate with drums. Stepping uses the body as an instrument that incorporates slapping the arms, legs, and chest. Made popular by historically Black Greek organizations, today, this art form combines chanting, singing, and dancing.
Uproar is a high-energy performance that introduces audiences to the unique lineages of this African American dance and demonstrates how enslaved people on American soil used stepping as a vehicle for communication, self-expression, and joy. This performance features an intergenerational step team, poets, and musicians.
Producer: Najee Brown, Founder Theater for the People, Eliot, ME
This event is brought to you in partnership with Theater for The People.