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RENOWNED HIP-HOP CHOREOGRAPHER TO GIVE MASTER CLASS AT CEDAR CREST COLLEGE

 

Allentown, PA (October 1, 2007) - Rennie Harris, renowned Philadelphia hip-hop dancer and founder of Rennie Harris Pure Movement, will visit the Cedar Crest College Dance Company to conduct a master class this Tuesday.  Later this week, Harris will travel to Harrisburg to receive the Governor's Award for Artist of the Year.

WHAT:           Rennie Harris will conduct a master class with the Cedar Crest College Dance Company

WHEN:           Tuesday, October 2, 2007

                        4:00 - 4:30 p.m. Lecture

                        4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Dance Class

WHERE:         Steinbright Dance Studio

                        Cedar Crest College

                        100 College Dr.

                        Allentown, PA 18104

INFO:              College Relations Office, 610-740-3790

About Rennie Harris (Artistic Director, Choreographer and Director)

In 1992, Harris founded Rennie Harris Puremovement, a hip-hop dance company dedicated to preserving and disseminating hip-hop couture through workshops, classes and public performances.  He has brought these "social" dances to the "concert" stage, creating a cohesive dance style that finds a cogent voice in the theater.  At the turn of the century, Harris was voted one of the most influential people in the last one hundred years of Philadelphia history and has been compared to twentieth-century dance legends Alvin Ailey and Bob Fosse.  He was awarded three Bessie Awards, two Alvin Ailey Black Choreographers Awards, an Ethnic Dance Award.  Harris was recently awarded the Herb Alpert Award in the Arts for choreography, and was nominated for an Lawrence Olivier Award (UK).  His group of dancers and their infectious brand of movement have toured around the globe.  Lorenzo "Rennie" Harris is atop the hip-hop heap as its leading ambassador.


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