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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

DanceMotion USA, 2012—Taking American Dance to the World

Rennie Harris and the company with participants in the “hip hop camp” at the Zafer Al-Masri Foundation, Nablus, West Bank in March
Rennie Harris Puremovement is one of four American dance companies participating this year in the second DanceMotion USASM, a cultural diplomancy program produced by BAM under the US Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. DanceMotion USASM allows companies to share America's rich and varied contemporary dance culture with international audiences through performances and cultural exchange—including workshops, classes, and arts management seminars.

Companies, tour locations, and dates:

Rennie Harris Puremovement — Philadelphia, PA; hip-hop
Egypt, Israel, and the Palestinian Territories, Mar 9—Apr 6

Seán Curran Company — New York, NY; contemporary dance
Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, and Turkmenistan, Apr 5—May 3

Jazz Tap Ensemble — Los Angeles, CA; jazz and tap
Mozambique, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Zimbabwe, Apr 9—May6

Trey McIntyre Project
— Boise, ID; contemporary dance
Cihina, South Korea, the Philippines, and Vietnam, May 5—Jun 3

Follow the companies on tour on the DanceMotion USASM blog at and at the website,

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