Photo by Brian Mengini
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.
NOTE: This program will require proof of vaccination to enter the Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theater according to updated Covid protocol. Guests who need reasonable accommodations due to a medical exception or sincerely held religious belief must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the event to obtain access to the program. Learn more about ICA Covid protocol.
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.