Point of Interest

Raphael Xavier: Point of Interest

Friday, September 21, 2018 at 7:30pm
CFA Theater

$28 general public; $26 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff/alumni, non-Wesleyan students; $6 Wesleyan students, youth under 18

"Artful and mesmerizing, Xavier transforms a bravado dance style into an introspective meditation."
Dance Magazine

Philadelphia-based Raphael Xavier is a self-taught hip hop dancer and breaking artist originally from Wilmington, Delaware. A photographer, musician, and former company member with Rennie Harris Puremovement, he is an innovative movement conceptualist who has helped expand the boundaries of dance since 1983. Crackling with high-energy physicality, Point of Interest (2016) features a series of solos, duets, and quintets set to his soundscape of beats, spoken word poetry, and musical rhythms.

Following the 50 minute performance there will be a 30 minute talkback with the artist moderated by Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance Joya Powell.

There will be a free masterclass with Raphael Xavier on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 11am in the Bessie Schönberg Dance Studio, located at 247 Pine Street. Open to all, no reservations required.

Listen to an interview with Raphael Xavier by Associate Director for Programming and Performing Arts Fiona Coffey about this event on the Center for the Arts Radio Hour here:


Raphael Xavier: Point of Interest Excerpt from Pentacle Dance on Vimeo.

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