Honoring Rennie Harris Puremovement's 30th anniversary, legendary choreographer Rennie Harris returns to The Joyce with his classic work, Rome & Jewels. Set in the streets of Philadelphia, the Bessie Award-winning production is a story of fear, love, and triumph, rooted in the traditions of Hip-Hop and street dance. “The Basquiat of the U.S. contemporary dance scene” (The London Times), Harris reinvents a timeless tale to embody the diverse African-Diasporic traditions of the past and to pave the way for innovative storytelling through dance.
Curtain Chat: Wed, Feb 8
Content Advisory: Rome & Jewels contains strong language.
Rennie Harris Presents: Rome & Jewels is a New York Times Critic's Pick! Click here to read the full review by Brian Seibert.
The Joyce Theater has lifted vaccination requirements. Masks will continue to be required at all times for visitors inside the theater, including performances. Click here for our full health & safety protocols.
This engagement of Rennie Harris Puremovement is made possible in part through the ArtsCONNECT program of Mid Atlantic Arts with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Special support has been provided by Christopher Jones and Deborah McAlister.
RHPM 30th Anniversary is a National Performance Network (NPN) Creation & Development Fund Project co-commissioned by FIRSTWORKS, World Music Inc, Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, The Joyce Theater Foundation's Stephen and Cathy Weinroth Fund for New Work, Bates Dance Festival, and NPN. For more information: www.npnweb.org
Approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes with no intermission