Saturday, April 22 at 8pm
Sunday, April 23 at 7pm
Leading hip-hop ambassador and choreographer Rennie Harris addresses the topic of morality, spirituality and community in his newest work. Lifted is inspired by the organic spiritual tapestry of House music and dance which is often referred to as going to “church.”
Recognized by the United States Department of Education as a leading ambassador for the art of hip-hop dance, choreographer Rennie Harris continues to open doors for others to follow. Harris has received a number of arts and academic honors among them are the Guggenheim and USArtist International fellowships and honorary doctorate degrees from Columbia College in Chicago, Illinois and Bates College in Lewiston, Maine.
Co-commissioned by Dance Place. Dance Place is a NPN Partner of the National Performance Network (NPN). This project is made possible in part by support from the NPN Performance Residency Program. Major contributors of NPN include the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency), the MetLife Foundation and the Nathan Cummings Foundation. Lifted is a National Performance Network (NPN) Creation Fund/Forth Fund Project co-commissioned by Dance Place in partnership with South Dallas Cultural Center, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Bates Dance Festival and NPN. The Creation Fund is supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency). The Forth Fund is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. For more information: www.npnweb.org.
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Header Photo: Brian Mengini