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Rennie Harris Puremovement Dance Troupe to Visit Astana

May 22, 2014



ALMATY, Kazakhstan, May 22 -- The U.S. Embassy issued the following news release:

The U.S. Embassy to Kazakhstan is pleased to invite you to the performance of Rennie Harris Puremovement in Astana on May 25, 2014, on the square in front of the Astana Opera Theater at 19:00.

Rennie Harris Puremovement (RHPM) is a nonprofit hip hop dance company dedicated to the preservation of Hip Hop dance culture. Founded in 1992 by Guggenheim Fellow and North Philadelphia native Rennie Harris, Rennie Harris Puremovement (RHPM) was conceived with the vision for sharing an appreciation for diversity and is dedicated to preserving and disseminating hip-hop culture through workshops, classes, lecture-demonstrations, dance residencies, mentoring programs and public performances.

Rennie Harris Puremovement has performed to sold-out audiences in the U.S. and abroad, including at the Kennedy Center in Washington, the Grand halle de la Villette in Paris, the Reichhold Center in St. Thomas, Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, Kiasma Museum in Helsinki, the Wilma Theater in Philadelphia, the Holland Dance Festival, the Spoleto Dance Festival, and the Nervi Festival.

Harris, a North Philadelphia native, founded RHPM based on his belief that hip hop is the most important original expression of a new generation and possesses the unique ability to express universal themes that extend beyond racial, religious, and economic boundaries. More information about the group is available on their official site at http://www.rhpm.org/.

Please direct all press-related inquiries about this event to the U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section at (7172) 70 22 16 or 70 24 15.

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