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Purple Artistic

Performance Ensemble

Preserving the Artform of African-American Partner Dancing

Partner dancing is performed by a pair of dancers - leader and a follower - in which the pair strives to achieve a harmony of coordinated movements so that the audience remains unaware of the mechanics

PAPE brings the beautiful artform of African-American partner dancing to the world! Through our choreographed performances and workshops, PAPE educates and entertains participants. PAPE performs for a variety of government entities and organizations. PAPE is called upon by Grammy Award Winning Artist to choreograph and perform in videos and stage performances across the country. The latest collaboration is with the Avett Brothers for their hit single, "High Stepping."

PAPE with

the avett brothers

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