Rennie Harris

Rennie Haris Puremovement

Presented by American Dance Festival
JUNE 9 |   7:30 PM *post performance discussion
JUNE 10 | 1:00 PM (Children's Matinee)


$54 / $43 / $30

Reserved Seating
Eligible for Pick 4

$12 Children's Matinee

General Seating
No additional discounts


Page Auditorium
Duke West Campus

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Program: Nuttin' But a Word
Run time: 65 minutes, no intermission
Rennie Harris Puremovement Website
The acclaimed work Nuttin’ But A Word by Rennie Harris pushes the boundaries of street dance vocabulary and forces its audience to view street dance through a different lens. Challenging the viewer's perspective of street dance or Hip-hop dance and its culture, Nuttin’ But A Word takes you on a dramatic and abstract journey while twisting, matching, juxtaposing, and pulling vocabulary and music in ways unimaginable. Harris chooses to end this work in a traditional Hip-hop celebration which Africanists may refer to as the Bantaba.

Prior to the June 9 performance, Robert Battle will present the 2023 Samuel H. Scripps American Dance Festival Award for lifetime achievement to Rennie Harris.


This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Photo Credit: Mark Horning