Rennie Harris Puremovement American Street Dance Theater
The acclaimed work Nuttin' But A Word by Rennie Harris pushes the boundaries of street dance vocabulary and forces its audience to view street dance through a different lens. Challenging the viewer's perspective of street dance or Hip-hop dance and its culture, Nuttin' But A Word takes you on a dramatic and abstract journey while twisting, matching, juxtaposing, and pulling vocabulary and music in ways unimaginable. Harris chooses to end this work in a traditional Hip-hop celebration which Africanists may refer to as the Bantaba.
Prior to the performance, Robert Battle will present the 2023 Samuel H. Scripps American Dance Festival Award for lifetime achievement to Rennie Harris. This performance will also include a post-performance discussion.