B Y R A P H A E L X A V I E R
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.
United States Artist Fellowship
Lecture at The Yard
a talk by Raphael, done in tangent with his performance at The Yard summer dance festival, about his approach to his craft over the years