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Kimmel Center Presents

Rennie Harris: Funkedified

Friday
Jun 07, 2019
Saturday
Jun 08, 2019
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Overview

Rennie Harris is a Philadelphia hip-hop legend, recently bringing his acclaimed new work “Lazarus” to the Kimmel Center Cultural Campus with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Company. In his new work Funkedified, Harris’ Puremovement company pushes the boundaries of street dance to create a multi-media performance set to the soundtrack of 1970s funk music and more. Through live musicians and the creation of an eclectic soundscape, audiences are drawn into Harris’ personal journey, from the culture of funk music to the evolution of hip-hop.

Puremovement dancers will be accompanied by The Hood Lockers and the New York funk band Invincible.

 

"Harris is the most respected-and, to my knowledge, the most brilliant Hip-Hop choreographer in America" 
– The New Yorker

"“The Basquiat of the US. Contemporary dance scene," Harris literally embodied the history of hip-hop dance."
– London Times

“The grand master of transforming street dance for the stage”
– Dance Magazine

“Philadelphia’s most famous choreographer-dancer, Rennie Harris, continues to push the artistic and theatrical possibilities of hip-hop dance.”
BroadStreetReview.com

Merriam Theater

250 S Broad St

Philadelphia, PA 19102

Run Time: 70 Minutes

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