Dance Theater of Harlem I

Ballet programme in two parts made up of four pieces

The Dance Theater of Harlem was inspired by a dream. The dream of Martin Luther King. Shortly after Dr King’s tragic death, Arthur Mitchell and Karl Shook formed a company in a church basement. Their aim? To change lives – in particular the lives of children born and raised in New York’s Harlem. Their tool? Dance. Now in operation for nearly half a century, the multiethnic company is made up of fourteen extraordinary, extremely versatile dancers. Boasting a repertoire spanning classical and contemporary pieces, it never loses sight of its Afro-American heritage and never ceases to breath fresh air into the classical ballet language.

The company will perform as part of the Days of Dance festival twice. Each of the two rich programmes reveals the company’s different facet. Despite their different styles, they are equally inspiring and simply show how universal the language of dance is. 


Choreography: Robert Garland
Music: Johannes Brahms
Costumes: Pamela Allen-Cummings
Lighting: Roma Flowers 

Choreography: Darrell Grand Moultrie
Music: Kenji Bunch 
Lighting: Will Cotton
Costumes: Eric Winterling 

Choreography: Dianne McIntyre
Music: Spelman College Glee Club, Eli Fountain
Original music: Eli Fountain
Costumes: Oran Bumroongchart
Lighting: Alex Fabozzi 

Choreography: Darrell Grand Moultrie
Music: Jesse Stone, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Richard Rogers & Lorenz Hart, Wynton Marsalis
Costumes: Rebecca Turk
Lighting: Jason Banks


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