State Theatre presents
Rennie Harris RHAW
Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 8pm; $50, $45, $35, $25
Ticket Office: 732-246-SHOW (7469)
New Brunswick, NJ —State Theatre presents Rennie Harris RHAW on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 8pm. RHAW is high-energy hip-hop performance group featuring young, professional dancers trained by founder and Artistic Director Rennie Harris. Tickets range from $25-50.
The program will include CONTINUUM, Three B-Boys & A Girl—Part 1, Three B- Boys & a Girl—Part 2, Brother Length, REPREZNT, Peace and Love, 110TH STREET, EL Barrio, and R.H.A.W BOWS. Music in the program includes songs by Michael Jackson; Adele; Queen; funk band, Mandrill; and Bobby Womack & Peace.
The RHAW dance company features dancers: Brandyn S. Harris, Courtney Klinger, Davion Brown, Kevin S. Rand, Macca Malik, Mariah Tlili, Neka Chantol French, Joshua Culbreath, and Shafeek Westbrook.
RHAW or Rennie Harris Awe-Inspiring Works is a youth dance organization influenced by community outreach, education, and mentorship. Choreographer Rennie Harris was inspired to start RHAW, his second company in 2007 after receiving an overwhelming interest from teens and young adults to his internationally distinguished company, Rennie Harris Pure Movement.
RHAW’s objective is to take young dancers and train them to become professional dancers by educating them in production, street dance technique, and street dance history. The technical training aims to perfect their performance of several styles of street dance including Campbell locking, popping, and boogaloo, B-Boy/Girl, house, and hip-hop dance. RHAW strives to create new opportunities for young, hip-hop hopefuls and to present hip-hop in its “RHAW-est” form.
Harris, a Philadelphia based hip-hop choreographer, has been recognized as a pioneer in performance, choreography and educating national audiences in the dance form of hip-hop. Harris began dancing at a young age, and by the time he was 15 he was teaching classes and workshops at the Smithsonian Institute. Since then, he has shared his expertise with students across the nation by lecturing on the history of hip-hop, leading panel discussions, and teaching hip-hop technique classes at several universities including: University of California Los Angeles, New York University, and University of Pennsylvania. After dancing with different dance companies, and having the honor of performing in the United States’ first organized hip-hop tour, in 1992 Harris founded Rennie Harris Pure Movement. Since its beginning, the company has brought street dance to a broader audience by means of their international tours and technique classes. The company is recognized as America’s longest running hip-hop tour. RHPM has been praised for presenting hip-hop in new ways and breaking the stereotypes and expectations of hip-hop dance.
For tickets or more information, call the State Theatre ticket office at 732-246-SHOW (7469), or visit us online at www.StateTheatreNJ.org. The State Theatre ticket office, located at 15 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick NJ, is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 10am to 6pm; Wednesday 11am to 7pm; Saturday 1pm to 5pm; and at least three hours prior to curtain on performance dates unless otherwise specified. For information on group outings and discounts, call 732-247-7200, ext. 517. Some additional ticket and transaction fees may apply.
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Rennie Harris RHAW
Wed, February 6 at 8pm
$50, $45, $35, $25
15 Livingston Ave
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Ticket Office – 732-246-SHOW (7469)
Online – www.StateTheatreNJ.org
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