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March 3 @ 7:30 PM| $30 Get Tickets
PERFORMING ARTS LIVE
Rennie Harris Puremovement
American Street Dance Theater
Hailed by the New Yorker as the “most respected” and “most brilliant” hip-hop choreographer in America, Rennie Harris creates personal and distinctive works, telling stories — through dance, music and spoken word — that are as riveting, intimate and honest as hip-hop itself. With a career that spans over three decades, Harris’s internationally acclaimed company Puremovement embodies the rich tradition of street dance and hip-hop culture, while simultaneously advancing an energetic new voice and vocabulary for dance.
Rennie Harris Puremovement has toured around the world, performing for Queen Elizabeth II and the Princess of Monaco, as well as serving as a cultural ambassador for the U.S. State Department. Harris — who has been honored with prestigious awards including the Alvin Ailey Black Choreographers Award, the Guggenheim Fellowship, the Doris Duke Arts Award and Dance Magazine’s Legend Award — is a true legend of dance. In the company’s first ever visit to the region, audiences will experience Harris’s legacy through Nuttin’ But a Word, an evening-length work that pushes the boundaries of street dance vocabulary and challenges audiences to view hip-hop through a different lens.
|This engagement of Rennie Harris Puremovement is made possible in part through the ArtsCONNECT program of Mid Atlantic Arts with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.|
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Street Dance Masterclass
Wednesday, March 1 | 4PM to 5:30PM
Company members of Rennie Harris Puremovement conduct an advanced level street dance masterclass for Shenandoah Conservatory dance students. Closed to the general public.
Daniel Morgan Middle School
Thursday, March 2
Company members of Rennie Harris Puremovement conduct a hip-hop and street dance presentation and demonstration for local middle school students. Closed to the general public.
Friday, March 3 at 8:30PM | Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre Lobby
Following the 7:30PM performance by Rennie Harris Puremovement, audiences are invited to meet the artists and speak with them about their creative work.