– New York Observer
For 50 years, Dance Theatre of Harlem has inspired the world with a revolutionary vision of a multiethnic ballet company. Co-founded by the great Arthur Mitchell and Karel Shook, the company performs ground-breaking works with power and grace.
Following Arthur Mitchell’s sudden passing in September, we dedicate the 50th Anniversary Season to him, his life and legacy.
50th Anniversary Celebration Honoring Arthur Mitchell
Wed Apr 10 7pm
An evening highlighting 50 years of thrilling dance including excerpts from such iconic DTH repertoire as The Greatest (Mitchell), Return (Garland), Creole Giselle (Coralli, Perot), Agon (Balanchine), Forces of Rhythm (Johnson), Firebird (Taras), Le Corsaire (Petipa), a special performance of Arthur Mitchell’s Bach Passacaglia by the Dance Theatre of Harlem School and the spectacular and elegant pageantry of Geoffrey Holder’s Dougla closes the program.
50th Anniversary Vision Gala Dinner & Dancing at the Ziegfeld Ballroom follows the performance. Tickets start at $1500.
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Fri Apr 12 & Sat Apr 13 8pm
Two evenings of eclectic repertoire featuring new works and revivals that reflect 50 years of DTH artistry. See DTH co-founder & Artistic Director Emeritus the late Arthur Mitchell’s Tones II, a work he created for the company in 1970 as he re-imagined it for this 50TH anniversary year; the New York premiere of resident choreographer Robert Garland’s newest culture bending work Nyman String Quartet # 2, and international choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Balamouk, commissioned by New York City Center for the 10th anniversary of Fall For Dance. Geoffrey Holder’s spectacular Dougla closes the program.
Stay after the Friday night performance for INSIDE THE LEGACY: a special post-performance conversation celebrating Arthur Mitchell with Artistic Director Virginia Johnson and founding Dance Theatre of Harlem company members.
CLOSING NIGHT PARTY: Saturday evening ticket holders 21 years of age and older are invited to celebrate with the dancers in the Grand Tier Lobby at a free closing night party! Space is limited.
Pre-registration is required after ticket purchase.
Sat Apr 13 2pm
Fun for all ages! Bring your kids to the ever-popular Saturday family program featuring Geoffrey Holder’s Dougla, Robert Garland’s Nyman String Quartet #2, and The Greatest, Arthur Mitchell’s moving pas de deux set to song lyrics that perfectly express the company’s mission to transform the lives of children through art, “teach them well and let them lead the way.”
Don’t miss the Meet the Ballerina event after the final curtain!