The Dana Center for the Humanities

Performing arts for New Hampshire

Event Details

Friday, February 21, 2014, 7:30PM

Rennie Harris and Puremovement

A Genius of American Dance From Philadelphia and The World
"Hip-hop as a uniquely American art form"

Harris displays hip hop as clear cultural expression, compelling to all races and generations... clearly the work of an artist of uncommon vision.The Philadelphia Enquirer
Harris continually reminds his audience that hip-hop is an extension of traditional African dance and culture, the latest in the succession of American vernacular forms that must be regarded as a spiritual endeavor.Suzanne Carbonneau, PhD, Dance Critic

If the vibrancy, power, and explosive agility of hip-hop is this generation's re-creation of dance, then Rennie Harris is surely its ambassador. For over twenty years the Kennedy Medal-winning native of North Philadelphia has served as a creative force of nature whose magnificent young company has electrified audiences worldwide with their verve, skill, and astonishing brilliance. 'Puremovement' shatters cultural boundaries, explodes stereotypes, broadens worn-out definitions, and inspires audiences of all ages and creeds to look beyond their differences, using dance as a unifying expression of life. It's an evening bound to enlighten, energize, and rouse your senses!