Apr 19 – 23, 2023
Wed, Fri & Sat | 7:30pm
Thu | 7pm
Sun | 3pm
“A premier ballet company and global ambassador for excellence and diversity”
—The Washington Post
Two dynamic programs display Dance Theatre of Harlem’s unique and significant vision for ballet, celebrating resiliency, inclusivity, and innovation.
The Company’s extraordinary dancers shine in two New York premieres: William Forsythe’s Blake Works IV, the latest installment of the choreographer’s continuously evolving work The Barre Project; and a new ballet by Tiffany Rea-Fisher set to an original score created by New York-based DJ and composer Erica Blunt (aka Twelve45) and inspired by the trailblazing Hazel Scott, the classical and jazz musician and civil rights activist. A program of works by Resident Choreographer Robert Garland, as well as Artistic Director Virginia Johnson’s favorite George Balanchine ballet—the joyous Allegro Brillante—will also be presented. Join us for the audacious vision for classical ballet that is Dance Theatre of Harlem.
Allegro Brillante | Revival
Choreography by George Balanchine
This Bitter Earth
Choreography by Christopher Wheeldon
Blake Works IV (The Barre Project) | NY Premiere
Choreography by William Forsythe
Sounds of Hazel | NY Premiere
Choreography by Tiffany Rea-Fisher
With a theme of JUBILANCE, the Dance Theatre of Harlem 2023 Vision Gala celebrates 54 years of trailblazing excellence by honoring former DTH Board Chair, business leader, arts advocate and philanthropist Reginald Van Lee and Virginia Johnson—founding member, former principal dancer and soon-to-be Artistic Director Emerita.
This luminary evening will feature performances to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the relaunch of the Company including a special work by resident choreographer and Artistic Director designate, Robert Garland, the Dance Theatre of Harlem School, and the return of Nacho Duato’s exhilarating Coming Together.
Choreography by Robert Garland
Choreography by Helen Pickett
Choreography by Stanton Welch
Choreography by Nacho Duato
Cast and programming subject to change
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Company Artists Kamala Saara and Kouadio Davis; photo by Theik Smith