Rennie Harris Puremovement at Hamilton College

Year: 2023-2024
DanceForce Member: Nancy Long
Artist: Rennie Harris
Community Partner: Hamilton College
Audience: 680
County: Oneida

Rennie Harris Puremovement America Street Dance Theater, a Philadelphia-based street dance company that is dedicated to preserving and disseminating hip-hop culture, will be in residence at Hamilton College October 19-21, 2023, offering a public performance in the Wellin Hall, Schambach Center, Clinton, NY.

Rennie Harris’ dance company, which recently celebrated 30 years as the premiere ambassadors of Hip-Hop or Street dance, will perform Nuttin’ But A Word, a suite of choreographic works that challenge the structural integrity of various street dance styles that embrace the three laws of Hip-Hop: individuality, creativity and innovation.

Rennie Harris has received accolades and awards including being voted one of Philadelphia’s 100 most influential people in the last 100 years and has been compared to twentieth-century dance legends Alvin Ailey and Bob Fosse. Rennie Harris Puremovement has brought social and dances and syles to the concert stage throughout the world. As a life-long educator, Rennie Harris continues to teach at universities throughout the US and recently the Rennie Harris University graduated their inaugural class.

While in residence, company members of Rennie Harris Puremovement will conduct master classes that will be open to the public. In an effort to reach new audiences for dance on Hamilton College, donations are being sought to provide transportation and tickets for underserved community members in the Utica area.