Dance Theatre of Harlem

Dance Theatre of Harlem

Francois Rousseau


Past Event

Location Info:

Irvine Barclay Theatre
4242 Campus Dr.
Irvine, CA  92612
Dance Theatre of Harlem is something of a "comeback kid." Founded by Arthur Mitchell after he retired as the first black member of New York City Ballet, DTH made its mark proving Mitchell was not an exception as DTH developed African-American ballet dancers who became known for their mastery of George Balanchine's neoclassical style and stretched the borders of contemporary ballet into realms of street dance. Financial stresses forced the company to retrench for several years, continuing its ballet school and training performances. In 2011, the professional company returned under artistic director Virginia Johnson (a DTH ballerina before founding Pointe Magazine). Now back in full stride under Johnson, DTH stops off at two local venues as part of its current international tour. The program is more contemporary than classical, with choreography from Robert Garland, Ulysses Dove and Darrell Grande Moultrie. Also at Broad Stage, 1310 11th St., Santa Monica; Fri., April 20, 7:30 p.m.; Sat., April 21, 2 & 7:30 p.m., $60-$115.


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