Michael Friend and his sister, Khandi, started performing in 1984 as the Soul In Motion Players, performing famous works from highly acclaimed writers including the Last Poets, Maya Angelou, and James Baldwin. Five years later, Michael's first play, WE ARE AFRICA,  was completed and the Soul In Motion Players went on to perform it for 13 seasons. The Soul In Motion African Dancers and Drummers has become an energetic 11-member company, performing at some of the premier dance events in the Washington, DC area including the ever popular Dance Africa hosted by the Dance Place. Soul In Motion's schedule continues to highlight a busy Black History Month season and a full calendar of annual events including festivals, weddings, and a wide variety of corporate events.

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