Dance Theatre of Harlem

Dance

Mainstage

Apr 15, 17 & 18, 2020

Tickets start at $35

Overview

Overview

“CLASSY, EARNEST, AND POTENT”
Los Angeles Times

The celebration continues! The late, legendary Arthur Mitchell’s extraordinary vision for ballet in the 21st century is vibrantly alive with performances featuring live music and a new generation of choreographic voices. Fifty years ago, Mitchell and master teacher Karel Shook co-founded Dance Theatre of Harlem to challenge perceptions and create new opportunities. Join us for a stirring look at the future of ballet.

Programs

Programs

50 Forward: 2020 Vision Gala Program
Wed Apr 15 at 7pm

A one-night-only celebration featuring live music to kick off 50 Forward—a vision for Dance Theatre of Harlem’s next 50 years! Included are a tribute to our beloved Jessye Norman that brings together three generations of Dance Theatre of Harlem dancers and the New York premiere of Robert Garland's latest work.

New Ballet (Excerpts) NY Premiere
Choreography by Robert Garland

Odalisques Variations from Le Corsaire
Staged by Dylan Santos after Marius Petipa

Balm in Gilead Tribute to Jessye Norman
Choreography by Arthur Mitchell

Pièce d'occasion

Balamouk (Extended) NY Premiere
Choreography by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa
Live accompaniment by The Klezmatics

2020 Vision Gala Dinner & Dancing at the Ziegfeld Ballroom follows the performance | Tickets start at $1500

For more information or to purchase tickets: info@dwightjohnsondesign.com or 212.889.4694


Future Forward | Repertoire Program
Fri Apr 17 & Sat Apr 18 at 8pm

Two evenings of eclectic repertoire by today’s most inspired choreographers representing ballet for the 21st century. This exhilarating program features the New York Premiere of Resident Choreographer Robert Garland’s latest work that links past with future, weaving together the Company’s neoclassical and “soulful justice” heritage in a breathtaking new ballet, and three New York Premieres by women who move us: set to an evocative score by Jessie Montgomery, Claudia Schreier’s Passage offers a moving reflection on the fortitude of the human spirit, created in recognition of the 400th anniversary of the arrival of enslaved Africans to Virginia in 1619; originally created for DTH and Miami City Ballet, Pam Tanowitz’s unique collaboration features DTH dancers Stephanie Rae Williams and Anthony Santos with New York City Ballet’s Ashley Bouder and Anthony Huxley in the luscious and mysterious Gustave Le Gray No. 1; and Annabelle Lopez Ochoa brings a richly expanded version of her Fall for Dance hit Balamouk.

New Ballet NY Premiere
Choreography by Robert Garland

Gustave Le Grey No. 1 NY Premiere
Choreography by Pam Tanowitz
DTH with New York City Ballet’s Ashley Bouder and Anthony Huxley

Passage NY Premiere
Choreography by Claudia Schreier

Balamouk (Extended) NY Premiere
Choreography by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa
Live accompaniment by The Klezmatics


Family Matinee
Sat Apr 18 at 2pm

Fun for all ages! Bring your kids to the ever-popular Saturday family program featuring the new works by Robert Garland and Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, the scintillating Odalisques Variations from Le Corsaire and a special performance by the Dance Theatre of Harlem School! Family matinee ticket holders can register for a pre-show family dance class and stay after the performance for the ever-popular Meet the Ballerina event!

New Ballet NY Premiere
Choreography by Robert Garland

A Special Performance by the Dance Theatre of Harlem School

Odalisques Variations from Le Corsaire
Staged by Dylan Santos after Marius Petipa

Balamouk (Extended) NY Premiere
Choreography by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa
Live accompaniment by The Klezmatics

Related Events

Looking Forward: Post-Performance Talk
Stay after the Friday, April 17 performance for a conversation about the next 50 Years of DTH, the vision for 21st-century ballet, and Women Who Move Us, a DTH initiative established to develop and support the creative work of female choreographers.


Pre-Show Family Dance Class
Share a joyful dance experience with your children at our Family Matinee pre-show family dance class prior to our Saturday, April 18th 2pm performance for children 5-8 years of age and the accompanying adult. Register today!


Stay after the family matinee performance for the ever-popular Meet the Ballerina event!


Closing Night Party
Saturday evening ticket holders 21 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.


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