Rennie Harris founded PUREMOVEMENT in 1992 by North Philadelphia. 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.
HISTORY AND CONCEPT OF HIP-HOP DANCE explores this world-renowned style of dance first introduced to mainstream America in the early 1970s as Break-Dancing or B-Boyin, a dance movement expressed to Rap music. In the early 1980s, the focus of Hip-Hop dance moved to a variety of specific party dances. Dances like the Wop, Cabbage-Patch, Running-Man, and many others enabled a larger community of dancers to get in on the fun. Those dancers who did not have the athletic ability to be a B-Boy Break-Dancer, could now get out on the dance floor and participate in this exciting creative dance movement. The deeply rooted Hip-Hop dance style has now become a global marketing phenomenon. Despite its popularity, Hip Hop continues to struggle to find its definition in terms of historical lineage, concept, origins, aesthetics, and generational acceptance. HISTORY AND CONCEPT OF HIP-HOP DANCE features expert opinions about the heritage of hip-hop dance from pioneers of B-Boy and party dancing, commercially successful choreographers, and the international new generational dancers and instructors. This documentary helps the viewer to understand the aesthetic qualities that began in the Afro-Latin communities, which have now become a popular global expressive art form.