Known for reinvigorating the street-dance community in Philadelphia, Raphael Xavier is an alumnus of the groundbreaking hip-hop dance company Rennie Harris Puremovement and a recent recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. After break-dancing for 32 years, he presents a new work, Point of Interest, that challenges the highly physical art form and the viewer’s perception of hip-hop as being solely associated with youth.
“Artful and mesmerizing. Xavier transforms a bravado dance style into an introspective meditation.”—Dance Magazine
Free preperformance talks with Boston Dance Alliance Executive Director, Debra Cash, 30 minutes prior to curtain in the ICA lobby.
Free postperformance Q&A with the company Friday, September 30.
Limited tickets for Friday and Saturday's performances are available for purchase directly through the ICA Box Office online here >> , in person Friday through showtime and Saturday 10am-5pm and 7pm through showtime. For more information call 617-478-3103.
Free workshops with Raphael Xavier: 9/29 & 10/2
For more information and to register for the workshops, click here.
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Funded in part by the Expeditions program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional support from the six New England state arts agencies.