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Performing Arts Series: Step Afrika

The Step Afrika dance troupe will perform in Edson Auditorium on Saturday, Jan. 28, at 7:30 p.m. While the art form of "stepping" is universal, Step Afrika embraces a unique tradition that grew out of the song and dance rituals practiced by historically African American fraternities and sororities in the early 1900s, using the body as an instrument to create intricate rhythms and sounds through a combination of footsteps, claps, and spoken word. For ticket information, call 320-589-6080 or visit the Performing Arts Series website http://www.mrs.umn.edu/newsevents/performingarts/.

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Step Master Class

In addition to the evening performance, Step Afrika will present a Step Master Class on Saturday, Jan. 28, from 11 a.m. until noon in HFA 125. The class is free and open to the public.

Ksenia Nosikova Recital

The Music Discipline at UMM is pleased to welcome back Distinguished Guest Artist, pianist Ksenia Nosikova on Thursday, Feb. 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the HFA Recital Hall. Dr. Nosikova will be performing a solo piano recital featuring the works of Robert Schumann as well as Franz Liszt. The recital is free and open to the public.

Distinguished Guest Recital

The UMM Music Discipline is pleased to welcome Distinguished Guest Artists Stephen Swanson, Baritone, and David Gompper, Composer-Pianist, on Saturday, Feb. 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the HFA Recital Hall. Swanson and Gompper will perform their recital, "Animal Songs." The recital is free and open to the public.

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