Program: Raphael Xavier

Xavier's The Musician & The Mover

Boston premiere
November 19 & 20, 2021  

Utilizing Jazz as a backdrop, XAVIER’S: The Musician & The Mover highlights the traditions of freestyle and improvisation of both forms: Breaking and Jazz.

Choreographed & Directed by Raphael Xavier

Movers: Raphael Xavier, Joshua Culbreath, Emily Pietruszka  
Musicians: Sumi Tonooka (piano), Jocko MacNelly (bass), Kimpedro Rodriguez (drums), Bobby Zankel (saxophone) 

Music by Raphael Xavier and Musicians 
Poetry written by Raphael Xavier and Mr. Lei
Lighting Design by Chris Hudacs with original concepts by Harrison Pearse Burke

XAVIER’S: The Musician & the Mover 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. 

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Artists & Biographies

A Conversation with Raphael Xavier

Production Credits

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