march, 2019

sat02mar7:30 pmRennie Harris Puremovement: Lifted7:30 pm New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC)


Event Details

Rennie Harris and his exhilarating Puremovement dance company – pioneers in a new genre of hip-hop/street dance – bring their latest, evening-length work, set to house and gospel music. Harris\’ Lifted features a live choir in addition to the stunning dancers of Puremovement. This highly theatrical, narrative work merges the spiritual vocals of gospel with the powerful rhythms of house music and dance to explore contemporary issues of morality and spirituality. Lifted follows the experiences of a troubled young black man (loosely inspired by Charles Dickens\’ Oliver Twist), who is ultimately surrounded and supported by his church and community. “Rennie Harris is the most respected and, to my knowledge, the most brilliant hip-hop choreographer in America,” says The New Yorker. “He\’s the Basquiat of the U.S. contemporary dance scene,” says The London Times. “Harris literally embodies the history of hip-hop dance.”

Sale Dates and Times:

Public Onsale : Fri, 18 May 2018 at 10:00 AM

Donor/Member Pre-sale : Mon, 14 May 2018 at 10:00 AM

Season Pre-sale : Thu, 17 May 2018 at 10:00 AM


(Saturday) 7:30 pm


New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC)

1 Center St Newark NJ 07102