Hip Hop Pioneer Dr. Rennie Harris Leads Master Class, Talk in Fort Lauderdale Today

Continuing its work to cultivate South Florida's dance community, Broward Cultural Division, in partnership with the Nova Southeastern University, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and the Department of Performing and Visual Arts, launches its Broward Dance Coalition Initiative with a high-powered, inspirational experience with the renowned Dr. Rennie Harris. On Wed. Nov.11th at Nova Southeastern University, Don Taft University Center Performance Theatre, 33301 College Avenue in Fort Lauderdale.

Dr. Rennie Harris is the choreographer and director of "Rome and Jewels," the longest running hip hop dance theater work in American history with three Bessie Awards, two Black Theater Alvin Ailey Awards, a Herb Alpert award and a nomination for a Lawrence Olivier Award (UK).

Evening Schedule:

6 - 7PM - MASTER CLASS
Performance Theatre
Don Taft University Center
For University Students and School Board of Broward County Dance Educators (RSVP Here with password)
Others may Register Here to be notified if space Becomes Available

7 - 8PM - COMMUNITY DIALOGUE
Performance Theatre
Don Taft University Center
Open to the Public, Room 309
Seating is limited to 175
RSVP

This program targets both the dance and hip hop communities in Broward County and is open to all others throughout South Florida.

About Dr. Rennie Harris - Choreographer and director of the first hip hop opera "Rome and Jewels," Dr. Rennie Harris took this modern adaptation of Romeo and Juliet on the road to international and pioneering acclaim and turned it into the longest running hip hop dance theater work in American history with three Bessie Awards, two Black Theater Alvin Ailey Awards, a Herb Alpert award and a nomination for a Lawrence Olivier Award (UK). Harris has also been awarded a medal from the Kennedy Center (DC) as a master of African American choreography as well as The United States Artist Fellowship award. In 2011, his organization, Puremovement was chosen to serve as a cultural ambassador for President Obama's DanceMotion USA campaign in the Middle East.

About the Broward Cultural Division - Broward Cultural Division is a local arts agency, one of thousands across the U.S. providing financial, technical and marketing assistance to artists and arts organizations. Broward County has more than 1.8 million residents, 13.4 million visitors, 10,000 artists, 6,291 arts-related businesses employing 23,498 people, 823 not-for-profit cultural organizations and 31 cities, some of which operate their own arts councils and public art programs. For more information about the Broward Cultural Division, call 954-357-7457. Visit the website and follow on Twitter @BrowardArts and Facebook.

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