Choreographer and renowned hip-hop dancer Rennie Harris brings his Grass Roots Project to D.C.'s Dance Place with one mission in mind: to use dance as a vehicle for change. Grass Roots -- Harris' third street-dance theater company -- takes on social and political issues inspired by the culture and style of the West Coast. The performance touches on societal ills like domestic abuse, racial profiling and gun violence, all while using different forms of hip-hop dance to convey the narrative. The diverse ensemble features both street and classically-trained dancers from all ages and backgrounds.
There is a pre-show discussion led by Dance Place co-director Deborah Riley, starting 15 minutes before each show.