Raphael "Viazeen" Xavier


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Brooklyn Botanic Garden

July 2020 - Date TBD

In this work, Xavier explores the intuitive concept of listening, assessing, and adapting through improvisational street dance. He is accompanied by musician Gary Dourdan.

Here & Now: Part II

Online via Zoom

August 3, 2020

Here & Now Virtual Solo Festival is a follow up to 2017’s Here & Now Hip Hop Forum at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia. It featured guest teachers that included Teena Marie Custer,  D. Sabela and Grimes, and B-boy Neguin. 

This event is funded and supported by W.O.R.X. (Works Of Raphael Xavier) & The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

About Raphael

Distilling the art of breaking to its purest form, Raphael Xavier takes his chosen movement vocabulary to uncharted territory. Expanding both dancer and audience expectations, Xavier has forged an exceptional approach to improvisation, clearing the path for those interested in breaking as an artform.  A multi-faceted creator who draws inspiration from his many talents in dance, music, photography, and writing, Xavier’s original works are a transcendent mix of poetry, precision and spontaneity.



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