RAPHAEL XAVIER at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

Raphael Xavier doing a headstand with legs locked together in black and white
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

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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.

Free preperformance talks with Boston Dance Alliance Executive Director Debra Cash 30 minutes prior to curtain in the ICA Common Room.
Free postperformance Q&A with the artists Friday, May 08.

 
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.