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Rennie Harris Puremovement And Hip-Hop Dance Culture

From "krumping" in Los Angeles to "breaking" in the streets of New York City, hip-hop dance takes many shapes and styles.

Hip-hop choreographer Rennie Harris takes street dance and puts it on the stage. Harris founded Rennie Harris Puremovement in 1992, the oldest and longest running hip-hop dance touring company in the country. He tours with the company showing audiences the eclectic variations and styles of hip-hop dance.

Host Frank Stasio talks with Harris about the origins of hip-hop dance and its legacy across the globe. Rennie Harris Puremovement performs Friday, Oct. 23 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 24 at 8 p.m. at the Reynolds Industries Theater in Durham. 

Check out a preview of Rennie Harris Puremovement below:

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Charlie Shelton-Ormond is a podcast producer for WUNC.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.