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August Wilson: The Writer’s Landscape: The first-ever exhibition dedicated to the life and works of August Wilson is now open! Learn More


October 16 @ 7:00 pm
980 Liberty Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States


According to the gospel of hip-hop dance artist Rennie Harris, “movement is how we worship life.” In his latest work, RENNIE HARRIS LIFTED! A GOSPEL HOUSE MUSICAL, spirituality and movement traditions intertwine. Inspired by the tale of Oliver Twist, this story of a young Black man’s healing and redemption through community is told through live gospel music, hip-hop dance theater, and the rich movement history of house dance, celebrating how these traditions hold our histories and strengthen our reawakenings. “A master at using hip-hop vocabulary to both probe and deliver profound pain and profound joy” (The New Yorker), Harris constructs landscapes attuned to the vitality of the human spirit, and the stories that carry us through.

Rennie Harris Puremovement is looking for dancers or singers to perform at RENNIE HARRIS LIFTED! A GOSPEL HOUSE MUSICAL at the August Wilson African American Cultural Center in October.  Deadline is September 14, 2022 at 11:59pm.  It is a paid opportunity.  To audition use the links below

Instructions for dancers that are auditioning. 
  1. Dancers  must submit a headshot and a short bio to the August Wilson Center
  2. It would be helpful if each participant could house dance or have taken House classes.
  3. Dancers must submit a  video of them learning  32 counts of the LIFTED choreography from anyone of the Audition/rehearsal links down below. Dancers must submit videos via Youtube link and or google link.
  4. Once RHPM has identified the 3 dancers to perform in the Rennie Harris LIFTED production, the dancers must have all of the choreography down by the first rehearsal with the rehearsal RHPM director.
  5. There will be no exceptions or excuses accepted. Artistically RHPM has the right to hire and or turn away any of the dancers we feel will not be able to perform the choreography successfully.

Rehearsals at August Wilson African American Cultural Center Studio

– Monday, October 10, 2022: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

– Tuesday, October 11, 2022: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

– Wednesday, October 12, 2022: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

– Thursday, October 13, 2022: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

– Friday, October 14, 2022: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

– Saturday, October 15, 2022: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Tech Rehearsal

– Saturday, October 15, 2022: TBD

– Sunday, October 16, 2022: TBD

Performance Date

– Sunday, October 16, 2022