Step Afrika! Headlines the World Expo in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Step Afrika! Headlines the World Expo in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Written by SPAA, Published on September 28, 2021

“Celebrated as Washington, DC’s official Cultural Ambassador, Step Afrika! has been selected to open the USA Pavillion at the World Expo in Dubai on October 1, 2021. Held every five years, World Expos have the incredible distinction of creating large-scale platforms for education, progress, and culture that serve as a bridge between governments, companies, international organizations, and citizens. “Step Afrika! has toured throughout the Middle East including Oman, Bahrain and Jordan. This trip, however, will be our first performance in Dubai, so I am especially excited to represent Washington, DC and the United States at what may be the most unique World Expo in a generation” said C. Brian Williams, Founder and Executive Producer, Step Afrika!



Step Afrika!’s weeklong series of performances and outreach activities will also include a three-day performance tour that includes Abu Dhabi and Sharjah. “The U.S. Mission to the UAE is proud to partner with Step Afrika! to showcase one of America’s top ten African American dance companies to Emirati audiences. As the first professional dance company dedicated to the tradition of stepping, Step Afrika! infuses its performances with agility and pure energy. This troupe is as exciting as it is relevant—a true Cultural Ambassador of the U.S. We are thrilled about the upcoming shows, which we are supporting in partnership with the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism and the Sharjah Performing Arts Academy. I can’t wait for the excitement that these talented performers will bring to the UAE,” said Jay Treloar, Acting Counselor for Public Affairs at the U.S. Embassy to the United Arab Emirates.”

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Founded in 1994 by C. Brian Williams, Step Afrika! is the first professional company dedicated to the tradition of stepping. Under Mr. Williams’ leadership, stepping has evolved into one of America’s cultural exports, touring more than 60 countries across the globe. To share your Step Afrika! story, visit Step Afrika!'s 30th Anniversary Timeline is made possible by the generous funding of Bloomberg Philanthropies, with additional support from the Mellon Foundation and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

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