The Schweinfurth Art Center is holding a free dance performance by the Black Reign Step Team of Syracuse University, and the X-Fact'r Step Team of Binghamton University on Friday, October 2, from, 6-8pm.
The event is part of Auburn’s First Friday line-up of events, and it is free and open to the public. The performance will be held in Theater Mack, located at 203 Genesee Street in Auburn, New York, which is situated directly behind the Schweinfurth Art Center.
Founded at Binghamton University in 2001, the Xpressionism of African Culture through Rhythm (X-Fact'r) step team incorporates cheerleading, military and drill-team moves. Their purpose is to educate and entertain others about the art of the Africanan diaspora through rhythm, motion, precision and modern day stepping.
The Black Reign Step Team was founded in Spring 2005 at Syracuse University. Their mission is to exude the power of stepping through energetic performance for both the SU area and our Upstate community and to provide an environment where people from diverse backgrounds can express themselves through stepping. As a Step Team, they aim to showcase the art of stepping through fellowship, unity, discipline and precision.
Each team will perform a short program and then invite the audience to learn some basic stepping. No experience is necessary to start learning this traditional form of movement and body percussion, which has been practiced by Black fraternities, sororities and student organizations for over a century.