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Rennie Harris Funkedified

Rennie Harris Funkedified

Dates Oct 29, 2019, 7:30 PM

Street Address Bass Concert Hall (View Map)
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Rennie Harris Funkedified

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Rennie Harris

Choreographed by Rennie Harris

Rennie Harris Founder/Artistic Director

Presented in partnership with Department of Theatre and Dance and KAZI-FM

Considered to be the pioneer of “Street Dance” Theater, Rennie Harris presents his new evening-long multimedia work that celebrates funk music and street dance of the 1970’s.

Narrated by Rennie Harris and set against the landscape of a video montage of African American communities of that era, Rennie Harris Funkedfied navigates the audience through a snippet of the 70’s per Harris’ journey into Funk music and culture, which ultimately evolves into Hip-hop culture. The piece features dancers from Rennie Harris Puremovement American Street Dance Theater Company, internationally known lock-dance group The Hood Lockers, and New York funk band Invincible.

Rennie Harris is currently a teacher at the University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance.

The Basquiat of the US contemporary dance scene, Rennie Harris has literally embodied the history of hip-hop dance.

– London Times

Rennie Harris Funkedfied from RBK VISUALS on YouTube.

Fun Facts:

  • Considered the pioneer of street dance theater, Rennie Harris was voted one of the most influential people in the last century of Philadelphia history.
  • Harris has been awarded three Bessie Awards, three Alvin Ailey Black Choreographers Awards, and has been nominated for a Lawrence Olivier Award.
  • Harris toured the middle east as one of four Ambassadors for the US as part of President Obama’s cultural exchange program, Dance Motion USA.
  • Funkedified is inspired by the atmosphere of Harris’s childhood and will feature a live funk band and the internationally known lock-dance group, The Hood Lockers.
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