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Lorenzo “Rennie” Harris

Lorenzo “Rennie” Harris founded Rennie Harris Puremovement American Street Dance Theater in 1992. He has received three Bessie Awards, four Black Theater Alvin Ailey Awards, a Herb Alpert Award in choreography, a Guggenheim, Dance Magazine’s Legend Award, and a lifetime achievement award from Palm Dessert Festival. At the turn of the century he was voted one of the most influential people in the last one hundred years of Philadelphia history. The first street dancer to receive two honorary doctorates he was also the first choreographer to set a 60 minute work Lazarus which is hailed as a modern version of Alvin Ailey’s signature work Revelations. http://rhpm.org/

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