Raphael Xavier: Point of Interest

Raphael Xavier

Point of Interest
November 10 & 11, 2016 . 8PM
Raphael Xavier
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Audience Advisory: Performance includes haze.

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1 hour 5 minutes with no intermission
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A self-taught hip-hop dancer and breaking artist, Raphael Xavier has forged an exceptional approach to improvisation-based performance. Drawing from his background as a hip-hop magazine photographer and musician, Xavier confounds and expands the boundaries of dance. Point of Interest, a minimalistic hip-hop piece offering audiences multiple perspectives on the inner workings of dance, crackles with his signature bravado and high-energy physicality.

 “I want to discover, break and change things. By definition, ‘breaking’ means to separate into pieces … its success is in taking it apart – if I can take this apart, I have succeeded in Breaking.” – Raphael Xavier

Funded in part by Choreographers on Campus at Lafayette College, an initiative generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Raphael Xavier: Point of Interest