Rennie Harris Puremovement

  • Dancers of Rennie Harris Puremovement
  • Dancers of Rennie Harris Puremovement
  • Rennie Harris Puremovement Dancers
  • Dancers of Rennie Harris Puremovement

Rennie Harris Puremovement

Rennie Harris Puremovement

American Street Dance Theatre


19|20 Marie Rader Presenting Series


Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 8pm • Pfleeger Concert Hall

Through unexpected beats and distilling sound that highlight the beauty of dance, Rennie Harris Puremovement's acclaimed work Nuttin' But A Word exposes the essence of street dance and the culture that bore it.

BIO

Lorenzo Rennie Harris has been described as the most respected hip-hop choreographer in America, known for having brought "social" dances to the "concert" stage. Harris and his company Rennie Harris Puremovement are known internationally for creating a cohesive dance style that finds a cogent voice in the theater. Considered the pioneer of “Street Dance” Theater, at the turn of the century alongside Princess Grace Kelly and Dr. Julius Erving, Harris was voted one of the most influential people in the last one hundred years of Philadelphia history. He’s been compared to twentieth-century dance legends, Alvin Ailey and Bob Fosse. Awarded 3 Bessie Awards, 3 Alvin Ailey Black Choreographers Awards, an Ethnic Dance Award, the Herb Alpert Award in the Arts for choreography as well as nominated for a Lawrence Olivier Award (UK). He received a “Philadelphia Rocky” award, Governors Artist of the year Award and the USA artist award for choreography, and voted one of Philadelphia’s Creative Ambassadors in 2010. He also received two honorary doctorates in the Arts and Humanities from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine and the other in the Fine Arts from Columbia College Chicago, Il. Harris has toured as far as Eygpt, Jordan, Palenstine and surrounding countries as 1 of 4 Ambassadors for the United States as President Obama’s cultural exchange program. 

“Harris, the most profound choreographer of his idiom...”  - New York Times

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