Already closed | 1h 20m | Midtown W

The Migration

From 3 member  reviews
Members say: Absorbing, Masterful, Entertaining, Riveting, Great choreography

About the show

The New Victory Theater invites you to experience the journey of the millions of African Americans who moved from the rural South to the urban North to rebuild their lives in this polyrhythmic performance from Step Afrika! More…

A beat for every brushstroke, Step Afrika! brings to life Jacob Lawrence's The Migration Series, the landmark collection of paintings about the largest demographic transformation in U.S. history. Fusing body percussion, tap, and contemporary dance with live gospel, jazz, and blues, the world's first professional company dedicated to the tradition of stepping uses uniquely American art forms to tell this uniquely American story. Recommend for ages 7 and up.

1h 20m | Already closed | The New Victory Theater (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (3)


Absorbing, Masterful, Entertaining, Riveting, Great choreography
Avg Score

Absorbing, Entertaining, Masterful, Crowd pleasing

See it if You like powerful dance performances.

Don't see it if You don’t like step dancing or African cultural roots.

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Absorbing, Entertaining, Masterful, Riveting, Great choreography

See it if you like dance and music that honors past generations of Africans and African-Americans, as well as the artistry of Jacob Lawrence.

Don't see it if don't care for music or dancing.

Absorbing, Delightful, Exquisite, Great singing, Relevant

See it if you love music, great singing and great dancing. Absolutely beautiful!

Don't see it if you don't like beautiful music, great singing and dancing.

November 13th, 2017
"A resilient vitality fuels the production...The show lacks the propulsive force of Lawrence’s storytelling. There is not a weak link in this group of dancers and musicians, and each piece of choreography has merit on its own, but the performance’s cumulative effect is less than potent...The ligh...
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November 16th, 2017
"'The Migration's' main attraction is the extraordinarily talented company of dancers who get hands clapping and hearts pounding with their unflaggingly energetic performances...Precise, detailed, and imaginative choreography distinguishes every segment...The show's creators might have incorporat...
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November 13th, 2017
"The show provides a visceral history that covers the gamut of emotions from deep sorry to joyous celebration...On lead vocals, Smith took us to church with her stirring and soaring voice as the group performed traditional African-American spirituals...A history in dance and music that honors pas...
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November 14th, 2017
“Jacob Lawrence created ‘The Migration Series’, 60 paintings that depict the mass exodus of African-Americans from the South. The series caused a sensation. In 2011, a dance company called ‘Step Afrika!’ created ‘The Migration: Reflections on Jacob Lawrence’, turning visual art into dance theater...
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