Rennie Harris Puremovement

American Street Dancer

March 14 – 15, 2025
Zellerbach Theatre
PLA Presents

Rennie Harris, “the most brilliant hip-hop choreographer in America” (The New Yorker) and our 24/25 season artist-in-residence, returns with the world premiere of American Street Dancer, a work honoring the impact of street dance on the arts world. From the father of street dance, Master Juba, to the influence of this style on tap legends like Savion Glover, hip hop has contributed to theatre, film and culture globally, cementing its place in our history. Backed by a hip-hop orchestra of bucket and hand bone players, beat boxers and DJs, American Street Dancer will feature street and tap dancers celebrating styles from across the U.S. – Afro-Cuban salsa (New York), jitting (Detroit), footwork (Chicago) and GQ (Philadelphia).

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Single tickets will go on sale in August.

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Rennie Harris in Residence has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

Rennie Harris Puremovement is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Penn Live Arts is the artistic home of Rennie Harris Puremovement. These performances are made possible in part with support provided by the Penn Live Arts Accelerator Program.

Photo credits:
1-4: Cheryl Mann
5-6: Avi Steinhardt