ASU to Host Step-Percussion Group
Angelo State University will host a workshop and a performance by Molodi Live, a nationally touring step-percussion group, on Monday, Sept. 8.
The workshop will start at 2 p.m. Sept. 8 in the Ben Kelly Center for Human Performance, 2050 S. Johnson St. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Eldon Black Recital Hall of the Carr Education-Fine Arts Building, 2602 Dena Drive. Both events are free and open to the public.
The members of Molodi, using only their bodies as instruments, blend collegiate stepping, tap, military marching drills, song, dance and acrobatics to create a high-energy, rhythmic experience.
Molodi founder and director Jason Nious, a native of San Antonio, toured with the nationally known Step Afrika dance company of Washington, D.C. He served as artistic director and worked as a cultural ambassador to U.S. Embassy-sponsored events in Africa and South America. He also performed in Las Vegas with the “Stomp Out Loud” show and the Cirque du Soleil show “Ka.” He was a guest artist at the Lincoln Center and the White House and debuted new work at the Danse Encore festival in Canada. Nious was an assistant choreographer on the film “Stomp the Yard 2: Homecoming” and originated the role of the Mardi Gras character in “Cirque du Soleil – Zarkana,” which debuted in 2011 in New York’s Radio City Music Hall.
More information about Nious and Molodi is available online at www.molodilive.com.