Hop@Home: DTH Artist Talk
Dance Theatre of Harlem

Artist Talk

Identity, Activism & American Ballet
July 16, 2020

This event occurred as part of the 20/21 Hop@Home season. This is an archived view.

Get an inside look at the legacy of Dance Theatre of Harlem.

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Join us for this deep dive into the Company's activist history along with samples from its groundbreaking, visionary repertoire from across the years. DTH Artistic Director, Virginia Johnson; DTH Resident Choreographer, Robert Garland; and DTH dancer, Alexandra Hutchinson share this dynamic presentation. John Heginbotham, Director of the Dartmouth Dance Ensemble and Monica Ndounou, Associate Professor of Theater moderate the live Q&A directly following the presentation; submit your questions in the live chat.

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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. Their forward-thinking repertoire includes treasured classics by George Balanchine and resident choreographer Robert Garland, as well as innovative contemporary commissions that celebrate African-American culture by choreographers including Darrell Grand Moultrie, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Tanya Wideman-Davis and Thaddeus Davis. Through performances and community engagement as well as arts education from the Dance Theatre of Harlem School, the Company carries forward its message of empowerment through the arts for all.

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