Philadelphia-based choreographer Raphael Xavier's version of The Xcope is commissioned by American Dance Festival. The performance combines live music and electronic technology with hip hop aesthetics that include Breaking, poetry, spoken word and rap cadences with an improvisational and intuitive approach. The Xcope embodies the experiences of the practitioner in their respective fields to create narratives-capturing a moment in time shared by performers and audience. Performance includes eight North Carolina artists. Masks will be required to attend this event. The presentation of Xcope by Raphael Xavier is made possible by 315 Fund.