Rennie Harris RHAWof Philadelphia
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.
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.
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.
Aronoff Center for the Arts, Jarson-Kaplan Theater
650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 | (513) 621-ARTS