Hooked on Classics

Chroreographers are always looking for ways to reinvent the classics, and this past year saw two very different dance works based on standards. Rennie Harris Puremovement adapted Romeo and Juliet into Rome & Jewels, a hip-hop fable of the perils of gang life, lit by Pamela Hobson, and Christian Holder mixed standard and rediscovered Cole Porter works to create Weren't We Fools?, a story of a love quadrangle, with lighting by Clifton Taylor.

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