RAPHAEL XAVIER at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

Raphael Xavier wears a white suit with a black undershirt against a blue background. He stands on one foot with his left foot held behind him with his right hand and his left hand extended into the air
Black and white photograph shows Raphael Xavier in a headstand with his legs criss crossed in the air. His left hand rests on his hip and his right hand is cupped next to his head

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Raphael Xavier
Friday, November 19 2021 8:00PM EST
Saturday, November 20 2021 8:00PM EST
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) approach to hip-hop and Breaking, Raphael Xavier has explored Breaking as social, physical, and mental “movement” for more than 20 years. Utilizing live jazz as a backdrop, XAVIER’S: The Musician & The Mover highlights the traditions of freestyle and improvisation of both Breaking and jazz. Xavier and two other Breakers are joined on stage by four jazz musicians to create a transcendent mix of poetry, movement, and music.   

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 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.


Raphael Xavier, ICA/Boston, Nov 19 & 20

XAVIER'S: The Musician & The Mover