Rennie Harris Puremovement

RHPM’s work encompasses rich and diverse African-American traditions of the past while simultaneously presenting the voice of a new generation and has continued to encourage young dancers by sharing their enthusiasm for hip-hop dance theatre.

Rennie Harris Puremovement performs to sold out audiences at venues in the U.S. and abroad including Grad Halle de Parc de la Villette in Paris, Reichhold Center in St. Thomas, the Kennedy Center in D.C., MCA in Chicago, the Holland Dance Festival, Kiasma Museum in Helsinki, Spoleto Dance Festival, the Wilma Theater in Philadelphia, and the Nervi Festival in Italy to name a few.

Harris, a North Philadelphia native, founded RHPM based on the belief that hip-hop is the most important original expression of a new generation, with the unique ability to express universal themes that extend beyond racial, religious, and economic boundaries.