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Dance Theatre of Harlem 2017 Season & Gala With Grammy Award Winner India.Arie by Photojournalist Lisa Pacino

Dance Theatre of Harlem’s 2017 season will begin at New York City Center, April 19, 2017 – April 22, 2017.


Dance Theatre of Harlem, New York. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

 April 19, 2017 – April 22, 2017: Experience the sheer power and diversity of 21st century ballet with Dance Theatre of Harlem’s 2017 City Center season, featuring two New York premieres: resident choreographer Robert Garland’s elegant Brahms Variations and System, a new work by Francesca Harper set to the music of John Adams. Rounding out the lineup are the DTH premiere of José Limón’s Chaconne, Dianne McIntyre’s Change (back by popular demand), and a new production of Dialogues by choreographic icon Glen Tetley.  —DTH

The Dance Theatre of Harlem’s 7th Annual Vision Gala opening night is set for April 19, 2017 with Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter India.Arie, honorees, and celebrity guests.

Dance Theatre of Harlem’s Artistic Director is Virginia Johnson and its Co-Founder & Artistic Director Emeritus is Arthur Mitchell.


Children in the wings, Dance Theatre of Harlem, New York. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH) is an American professional ballet company and school based in Harlem, New York. It was founded in 1969 under the co-directorship of Arthur Mitchell and Karel Shook, who had been the first teacher and ballet master of the Dutch National Ballet. Milton Rosenstock served as the company’s music director from 1981 to 1992. The DTH is renowned for being both “the first black classical ballet company”, and “the first major ballet company to prioritize black dancers”. Arthur Mitchell, the first African-American male dancer in a major ballet company (New York City Ballet), was on his way to Brazil when he heard the news of the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. After hearing the news of Dr. King’s death Mitchell decided to start a dance company in Harlem to give back to the community in which he grew up. Following in George Balanchine’s footsteps, Mitchell first started a school to train young dancers in the classical technique (Balanchine was a choreographer who styled American ballet and co-founder of the New York City Ballet). Mitchell used space at Church of the Master to hold classes, he soon converted a garage into the building that still houses the Dance Theatre of Harlem today. Founded in 1969, the Dance Theatre of Harlem made its official debut with a public performance on January 8, 1971, at the New York Guggenheim Museum, with three chamber ballets by Mitchell. DTH is world-renowned and performs worldwide.


DTH’s co-founder Arthur Mitchell, opera soprano Martina Arroyo, and opera soprano Jessye Norman, Metropolitan Opera Guild, Waldorf-Astoria, New York, November 21, 2014. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.


Patti LaBelle with DTH’s Artistic Director Virginia Johnson, New York. Photograph by Lisa Pacino, 2015.

We have been covering the DTH annual gala since 2012. Please visit our photo-article— Dance Theatre of Harlem Vision Gala 2016 Honoring Gladys Knight:


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Sources: Dance Theatre of Harlem, Wikipedia

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