Step Afrika! Headlines Door Community Auditorium’s Winter Season
On the heels of a successful 25th anniversary season, Door Community Auditorium (DCA) announces a diverse and compelling winter season.
DCA Executive Director Cari Lewis says this year’s winter programming is DCA’s most creative and interconnected yet. “We’ve expanded our cultural and off-season programming,” Lewis says. “And we’ve been able to find strong connections between our lectures, films and main stage programming.
“For instance, in the days leading up to the main stage performance by Step Afrika!, we’ll host a free lecture about student activism in South Africa, hold a step-dance demonstration for the community, bring one workshop and two student matinees to student audiences, feature student art depicting movement and music, and screen a documentary about Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s music and its relationship to the end of apartheid. A similar slate of community activities will take place surrounding the performance by the big band Adonis Puentes and The Voice Of Cuba Orchestra.”
On Jan. 20 at 7 pm, Step Afrika! will perform at DCA, presenting a riveting mix of dance, body percussion and spoken word. The dancers’ stomping feet and chanting voices will transform the DCA stage into a rare and joyful space – one where bodily movement is celebrated as a deep well of power, humor and grace.
On Feb. 17 at 7 pm, the DCA main stage will come alive with the syncopated rhythms, propulsive bass lines, and nuanced horn arrangements of Cuban-born singer and bandleader Adonis Puentes and The Voice of Cuba Orchestra.
Door Community Auditorium is located at 3926 Highway 42 in Fish Creek. For more information or to reserve tickets, call 920.868.2728 or visit dcauditorium.org.