CityStep dances to the tune of empowerment

by Sheema Golbaba

On March 30, Harvard’s very own CityStep showcased more than 100 Cambridge public school students during the 29th Annual CityStep Show in Sanders Theatre. The mission of the organization -- established in 1983 by Sabrina Peck ’84 -- is introducing performance art to youth "as an outlet for creative self-expression, a tool for building self-esteem, and a means to mutual understanding." With such principles in mind, last Friday’s Game On performance had students expressing their favorite games, from card games to Super Mario Brothers, in spirited movement. Check out the video below to see a montage of CityStep’s efforts in empowering local youth via collaborative performance.