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A Chicago native reps his city with percussive dance

Step Afrika! is an international, percussive dance company, and they’re coming to Chicago for one night only on Saturday, Jan. 14. Dancer and artist Robert Warnsley is one of the few in the company who’s from Chicago, and they happen to have a special segment of the show, dedicated to the city – it’s appropriately named “Chicago.” He’ll tell us about the show and what it means to him to represent the Windy City.

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Step Afrika! is an international, percussive dance company, and they’re coming to Chicago for one night only on Saturday, Jan. 14. Dancer and artist Robert Warnsley is one of the few in the company who’s from Chicago, and they happen to have a special segment of the show, dedicated to the city – it’s appropriately named “Chicago.” He’ll tell us about the show and what it means to him to represent the Windy City.

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