Newman Center for the Performing Arts presents Dance Theatre of Harlem in the June Swaner Gates Concert Hall.
Dance Theatre of Harlem is a leading dance institution of unparalleled global acclaim, encompassing a professional touring company, a leading studio school, and a national and international education and community outreach program. Each component of Dance Theatre of Harlem carries a solid commitment towards enriching the lives of young people and adults around the world through the arts. Founded in 1969 by Arthur Michell and Karel Shook, Dance Theatre of Harlem is considered “one of ballet’s most exciting undertakings” according to The New York Times.
Presenting a powerful vision of ballet in the 21st Century, the 18-member, multi-ethnic touring company performs a forward-thinking repertoire that includes treasured classics, neoclassical works by George Balanchine and resident choreographer Robert Garland, as well as innovative contemporary works that use the language of ballet to celebrate African American culture. Through performances, community engagement and arts education, the Company carries forward Dance Theatre of Harlem’s message of empowerment through the arts for all. The work of Dance Theatre of Harlem has been enjoyed by millions in 2021 through such avenues as The Ellen DeGeneres Show and the online streaming series DTH On Demand that was created to help bring Dance Theatre of Harlem’s artistry directly into the homes of fans across the world.