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Rennie Harris on the power of the choreographer

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Rennie Harris, PureMovement choreographer, describes how choreographers are responsible for their dancers. “Mr. Ailey, he used to train moving through spaces and shifting geographies and people and we needed that bullet train.”

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(rhythmic drumbeat) ♪ I've been low, I've been high ♪ ♪ I've been told all my lies ♪ ♪ I've got nothing left to pray ♪ ♪ I've got nothing left to say ♪ - As choreographers, we are the ones that are reaching out.

Mr. Ailey, he was the train, moving through spaces and shifting geographies and people.

And we needed that bullet train.

♪ I'm a black man in a white world ♪ ♪ I'm a black man in a white world ♪ ♪ I'm a black man in a white world ♪ ♪ I'm a black man in a white world ♪ ♪ I'm a black man in a white world ♪ ♪ I'm a black man in a white world ♪ (somber orchestral music)

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