RAPHAEL XAVIER at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

Raphael Zavier in a white suit with black shirt and sneakers holding his left foot behind him with right hand, left arm extended in front of him with a "cancelled" banner over the image

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Raphael Xavier
Friday, May 08, 8:00PM
Saturday, May 09, 8:00PM
25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston
$48, $44 Global Arts Live members
Reserved seating

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Known for his “artful and mesmerizing” (Dance Magazine) take on hip-hop and Breaking, Raphael Xavier takes this movement vocabulary to uncharted territory with a transcendent mix of poetry, precision, and spontaneity. His new work, Sassafrazz: From Roots to Mastery, explores the three stages of Break Life: birth, life, and death, with three styles of Breaking: Top, Footwork, and Ground Text. Four Breakers and four musicians highlight the parallels between traditional Breaking and jazz music, and the practitioner’s search for graceful aging in an art form associated with youth.

We regret to inform you that these performances have been cancelled due to coronavirus (COVID-19) related concerns. The safety of our audiences and artists remains our top priority. For more information, click here.

 NEFA Logo The presentation of Raphael Xavier was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.