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FEBRUARY 17 & 18
Giving you diversity of movement and representing the real from hiphop to postmodern, an array of choreographers has come together under the banner of Moving Black Artists. Philadelphia hiphop dancer Rennie Harris and his Pure Movement company (pictured) send out volts of electricity, at times incorporating elements of Brazilian capoeira with break dancing and drums, other times playing the movement’s hard-core aesthetic against restrained classical music. Similarly, D.C.-based choreographer Floyd Sullivan gives street movement a modern sensibility—gang signs become hieroglyphics, a hustler’s strut becomes a run for freedom. Another D.C. resident, Reginald “Little Monstah” Crump is known as much for his hallucinatory apparel and mile-high platform shoes as he is for his fluid movement and multimedia settings. Rounding out the set, Winifred Harri, from Los Angeles will present a modern solo work. A longtime dancer with Cleo Parker Robinson, since striking out on her own Harris has been hailed by
the L.A. Times as “perhaps the most sophisticated and profound African-American choreographer now working.”
At 8 p.m. Saturday and at 4 p.m. Sunday at Dance Place, 3225 8th St. NE. $10. (202) 269-1600. CP