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Rennie Harris Puremovement

“The most brilliant hip-hop choreographer in America,” (The New Yorker) Rennie Harris, is back with a complete re-mounting of one of his most celebrated works, Rome & Jewels. A story of love, fear, violence and triumph, Rome & Jewels challenges preconceived notions of Shakespeare with a hip hop journey through the streets of Philadelphia. The evening-length production was groundbreaking globally, winning numerous awards as it explored racial, religious and economic questions through the lens of gang violence. Honoring Puremovement’s 30th anniversary and featuring some of the original cast, Elizabethan drama gets intermixed with hip hop rhythms and tragic gang culture, resulting in an epic and poetic look at real life. This performance contains strong language and sexual content.

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December 9, 2022



Penn Live Arts - Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts - 3680 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA, 19104 3680 Walnut St Philadelphia 19104 PA US

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