Joyce Theater

RENNIE HARRIS PUREMOVEMENT

American Dance Platform 2020


ADP CURATOR: Christy Bolingbroke

Work Performed: Nuttin' But a Word


About the Company

Rennie Harris PUREMOVEMENT American Street Dance Theater is the longest running street dance theater company in American history that is dedicated to the preservation and dissemination of Hip-hop culture, Street dance, and its legacy. The company’s goal is to provide audiences with a sincere view of the essence and spirit of Hip-hop. Hip-hop, as the original expression of a new generation, harnesses the unique ability to express universal themes that extend beyond racial, religious, and economic boundaries.


Latest Works

In 2022, the company will begin a three-year celebration in honor of its 30th Anniversary. From 2022-2025, three new works will launch nationally. The first work to premiere is a re-mounting of one of Rennie Harris’ most celebrated works, Rome & Jewels, a retelling of Romeo and Juliet through the eyes of Rome, played by Rodney Mason. We invite you to celebrate with us as we launch these three unique artistic initiatives!

Click here to explore company works created in 2019-2020 that are still available for touring and online streaming.


Funding Credits

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The Joyce Theater's American Dance Platform is dedicated to the memory of Theodore S. Bartwink of The Harkness Foundation for Dance. Theodore S. Bartwink was a Joyce Theater Foundation Trustee from 1993 to 2014.

Major support for The Joyce’s presentation of the American Dance Platform has been provided by The Harkness Foundation for Dance. 

Additional support for the American Dance Platform in 2020 was provided by a grant award from the National Endowment for the Arts.