Get an inside look at the groundbreaking ballet company, Dance Theatre of Harlem. Dive deep into the Company’s activist history along with samples from its visionary repertoire from across the years. DTH’s Artistic Director, Virginia Johnson, and Director of the Dartmouth Dance Ensemble, John Heginbotham join us for this dynamic presentation followed by a live Q&A; submit your questions in the live chat.
This free virtual event will take place on the Hopkins Center's YouTube Live page: https://www.youtube.com/user/HOPDartmouth
About Dance Theatre of Harlem:
For over 50 years, Dance Theatre of Harlem has strengthened and redefined the field of American ballet. DTH's founder Arthur Mitchell, the famed protégé of Russian ballet dancer George Balanchine, made history in 1955 as the first Black principal dancer at New York City Ballet. Amidst the height of the civil rights movement, Mitchell and choreographer Karel Shook created DTH as a haven for dancers of all colors—an act of artistic resistance.
Based in New York City, the Company tours nationally and internationally, presenting a powerful and inclusive vision for ballet in the 21st century.
July 16, 2020
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