If street dance has an elder statesman, Rennie Harris, actually Dr. Lorenzo “Rennie” Harris, has earned the honor. Under the title Rennie Harris Funkedified, the professor assembles a trio of street dance troupes including L.A.’s own Versa Style, The Hood Lockers, and his eponymous Rennie Harris Pure Movement. Executives at the Ford Theaters were so impressed with his program last year at Lula Washington’s studios, they invited him to return with an expanded edition as one of the theater’s special Ignite at the Ford events

Ford Theatres, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East, Hollywood Hills; Sat., July 20, 8 p.m., $25-$50, $250 (benefit ticket includes reception, parking, premium seating). fordtheatres.org/calendar/rennie-harris.

Versa Style (George Simian)

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