“The most brilliant hip-hop choreographer in America” (The New Yorker), Rennie Harris restages his breakout masterpiece, Rome & Jewels. A story of love, fear, violence and triumph, Rome & Jewels challenges preconceived notions of Shakespeare with a hip-hop journey through the streets of Philadelphia. The evening-length production was groundbreaking globally, winning numerous awards as it explored racial, religious and economic questions through the lens of gang violence. “The Basquiat of the U.S. contemporary dance scene” (The London Times), legendary choreographer 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.
Rennie Harris Presents: Rome & Jewels was the 2023 New York Times Critic’s Pick! Read the review here.
Content Advisory: Rennie Harris Presents: Rome & Jewels contains strong language and is not recommended for young children.
Run time is 75 minutes, no intermission.
For more information and to buy tickets, please visit: https://firstworks.org/event/rennie-harris-presents-rome-jewels/