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  • Rennie Harris Puremovement

    • Times: From: 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
    • From: March 2, 2019 to March 2, 2019
    • Admission: $49 - $69
    • Location: New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC)
    • Address: 1 Center Street, Newark, NJ 07102

    Harris’ Lifted features a live choir in addition to the stunning dancers of Puremovement. This highly theatrical, narrative work merges the spiritual vocals of gospel with the powerful rhythms of house music and dance to explore contemporary issues of morality and spirituality. Lifted follows the experiences of a troubled young black man (loosely inspired by Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist ), who is ultimately surrounded and supported by his church and community. “Rennie Harris is the most respected and, to my knowledge, the most brilliant hip-hop choreographer in America,” says The New Yorker . “He’s the Basquiat of the U.S. contemporary dance scene,” says The London Times . “Harris literally embodies the history of hip-hop dance.”