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LIFTED--Rennie Harris PureMovement Sat 7/21

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Loosely based on Oliver Twist, LIFTED delves into the organic spiritual tapestry of house music and dance, which is often referred to as going to “church.” It tells the story of Joshua, who rebels against an uncle and aunt who are raising him. They, in turn, force him to go to church in hope of giving him guidance and comfort in his time of mourning — but Joshua decides to rob the church instead, as a condition of joining a band of pickpockets.

Rennie Harris has taken hip-hop dance from inner-city streets to a mainstream audience. In so doing he has transformed both art form and audience, and has proven that hip-hop can transcend boundaries of race, religion, gender and economic status. With his company, Rennie Harris Puremovement, this North Philadelphia native is internationally known for such works as the spiritually driven “Facing Mekka” and the critically acclaimed “Rome and Jewels,” a hip-hop opera that transports “Romeo and Juliet” into the world of rival B-boys and street gangs which premiered at the Bates Dance Festival in 1999.



Community Discussions:

Mon | July 16 | 7PM | Celebration Barn Theater

Thur | July 19 | 12PM | Auburn Public Library

The History of Hip Hop Lecture/Demonstration

Wed | July 18 | 7:30PM | Schaeffer Theatre 

Pre-Performance Talk: FREE with purchase of ticket to performance

Sat | July 21 | 7PM | Schaeffer Theatre

Saturday, July 21, 2018 7:30 PM ET
Schaeffer Theatre--305 College St.
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BDF Box Office 207-786-6161 Mon.-Sat., 1-5pm

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