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As the theater doors of the Grand Opera House in Wilmington open, the sounds of stomping feet, clapping hands and spoken word dances down the aisles.

The soulful moan of the saxophone embraces the rhythmic music emanating out of bodies moving in unison.

Iconic artwork of African American figures hauling baggage as they search for the beginning of a new life creates the backdrop for the storytellers on stage.

The storytellers are members of the touring company Step Afrika!, who rehearsed on Wednesday afternoon for its production “The Migration: Reflections on Jacob Lawrence.”

On Friday night only, at the Grand Opera House in Wilmington, the 24-year-old company will use the art of stepping to depict artist Jacob Lawrence’s The Migration Series, which portrays the Great…

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