February 24, 2017 8:00 PM – The Vets
“The most respected — and the most brilliant — hip-hop choreographer in America.” —The New Yorker
The sensational, world-renowned choreographer Rennie Harris marks his namesake company’s 25th anniversary with a powerful new suite of movement and music aiming to “challenge the hip-hop puritans at every turn.”
Breaking down barriers between the streets and the concert hall, the fluid, lyrical dancers of Rennie Harris Puremovement have dazzled audiences across the globe with movements forged in urban crucibles. Experience the progressive essence and spirit of hip-hop culture through their groundbreaking street dance theater.
Part of the FirstWorks Artistic Icons Series
Presented in partnership with Brown University’s Rhythm of Change Festival, FirstWorks’ pre-show JumpStart celebrates music and movement from across the African diaspora. Come early for performances by local hip-hop dance troupe RawKin’ RhythMix, Troupe Yeredon from Mali, TRYBE dance company, and West African dance and drumming from Trinity Academy of Performing Arts students.