School-Time Performance: Rome & Jewels

May 14 – 15, 2002

Alternate Title Generation BAM Performance: Rome & Jewels
Country of Origin United States
Description DanceAfrica regular Rennie Harris, one of the most prominent African-American choreographers working today, re-worked Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet in a contemporary urban setting, unleashing the charged tension between young people that has kept this play vital for four hundred years. Mixing elements of breakdancing and acrobatic, contemporary moves, with spoken word and improvised humor the company members of Puremovement embodied this legendary tale of two warring houses. 10th -12th grade.
Identifier 2002s.01294
VenueBAM Strong (Majestic, BAM Majestic, BAM Harvey Theater, The Rudin Family Gallery)
choreographerRennie Harris