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Rennie Harris RHAW
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Rennie Harris RHAW
FRIDAY, MAY 2, 2014 8:30PM
SATURDAY, May 3, 2014 8:30pm
Aronoff Center for the Arts, Cincinnati, Ohio

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“…the training company for Rennie Harris Puremovement, they don’t settle for eliciting gasps…The vocabulary embraces not just the full historical panoply of hip-hop styles, but also salsa, tap, and vernacular moves…” — NEW YORK TIMES
Contemporary Dance Theater presents RHAW, Rennie Harris Awe-Inspiring Works.

In a society where hip hop is often portrayed as a violent, undisciplined counterculture, RHAW deconstructs popular perception of this medium, expanding and challenging the boundaries and definitions of hip hop in general. As hip hop continues to be chosen as the modern generation’s medium of expression, Dr. Rennie Harris works to honor its history, explore its ideas, and further its contributions to the surrounding community.

The next generation company was founded in 2007 by eminent hip hop choreographer, Rennie Harris, after receiving overwhelming responses to community outreach and education work by youth and pre-professionals who are in training to join the internationally-renowned company, Rennie Harris Puremovement. After receiving such immense response to their performances, RHAW then began to focus on forging new paths for young hip hop hopefuls and presents hip hop in its “RHAW-est” forms while focusing on urban culture.

Rennie Harris RHAW is an energetic, inspiring, and breath-taking group with a desire to keep strong the integrity of hip hop dance theatre in and educate the public on Dr. Rennie Harris and hip hop dance.

The New York Times’ Brian Seibert writes, “The composition can be sophisticated, many-layered.” Catch this troupe of young dancers in an evening inspired by urban dance forms.

Meet-the-Artists Reception

Part of Contemporary Dance Theater’s mission is to bring dance closer to the public. Meet Rennie Harris RHAW at a Q&A reception following Friday evening’s performance at the Aronoff Center. Free, suggested donation: $5.

Open Masterclass

Dancers are invited to the rare opportunity of taking class with Rennie Harris RHAW members at Contemporary Dance Theater’s studios in College Hill on Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 10:30am-12:00pm. $15 in advance payable here, or $19-20 at-the-door.

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SPECIAL THANKS TO SUPPORTERS OF CONTEMPORARY DANCE —

The Contemporary Dance Theater Guest Artist Series is sponsored by THE OTTO M. BUDIG FAMILY FOUNDATION and is supported by the thousands of people who give generously to the ArtsWave Community Campaign. Support also comes from the National Endowment for the Arts, a public agency dedicated to supporting excellence in the arts, both new and established; bringing the arts to all Americans; and providing leadership in arts education. Contemporary Dance Theater is also supported by The Ohio Arts Council, a state agency that supports public programs in the arts. This project is partially supported by a grant from Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour, a program developed and funded by The Heinz Endowments; the William Penn Foundation; the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency; and The Pew Charitable Trusts; and administered by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation. This project is made possible in part by support from the National Performance Network Performance Residency Program. Major contributions include the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency).

 

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