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Soul In Motion Celebrates 30 Years in the Arts

3/28/2014, 10 a.m.
Soul In Motion will celebrate three decades in the performing arts at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theater in Rockville, Md., ...

Soul In Motion will celebrate three decades in the performing arts at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theater in Rockville, Md., on April 19 at 8 p.m.

The program will feature prominent dance companies from D.C., Pittsburgh and Atlanta.

Soul In Motion 30 brings to the stage a celebration of West African drumming and dance, South African Gumboot, and Modern and Contemporary Dance from the richness of the African-American culture Soul In Motion will present a premiere of Akroma, directed by guest choreographer Adjetey Klufio.

Akroma is a masterful blend of traditional West African dance and drumming, used to bring about peace and unity among the people of Ghana in the 1950s and later named a traditional dance.

Soul In Motion 30 will also showcase high-energy guest performances from Balafon West African Dance Ensemble, Pittsburgh, PA, directed by Mama Kadiatou Conte, a native of the Republic of Guinea and formerly of the world-renowned Ballets National Djoliba; Farafina Kan; Coyaba directed by Mama Sylvia Soumah; An Ka Fo from Atlanta, GA; Taratibu Youth Ensemble; Vision Contemporary Dance Ensemble; and Rockville’s own The Finest.

Ticket prices: General admission, $30; student/seniors/artists, $25; youth, $20.