Dance Theatre of Harlem



Apr 15, 17 & 18, 2020

Tickets start at $35



Los Angeles Times

The celebration continues! The late, legendary Arthur Mitchell’s extraordinary vision for ballet in the 21st century is vibrantly alive with performances featuring live music and a new generation of choreographic voices. Fifty years ago, Mitchell and master teacher Karel Shook co-founded Dance Theatre of Harlem to challenge perceptions and create new opportunities. Join us for a stirring look at the future of ballet.



50 Forward: 2020 Vision Gala Program
Wed Apr 15 at 7pm

A thrilling, one-night-only event that looks ahead to the future of Dance Theatre of Harlem with exciting glimpses of new ballets by celebrated choreographers and new voices.

2020 Vision Gala Dinner & Dancing at the Ziegfeld Ballroom follows the performance | Tickets start at $1500

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Future Forward | Repertoire Program
Fri Apr 17 & Sat Apr 18 at 8pm

Two evenings of eclectic repertoire by today’s most inspired choreographers representing ballet for the 21st century. This exhilarating program features the World Premiere of Resident Choreographer Robert Garland’s latest work that links past with future, weaving together the Company’s neoclassical and “soulful justice” heritage in a breathtaking new ballet, and three New York Premieres by women who move us: set to an evocative score by Jessie Montgomery, Claudia Schreier’s Passage offers a moving reflection on the fortitude of the human spirit, created in recognition of the 400th anniversary of the arrival of enslaved Africans to Virginia in 1619; originally created for DTH and Miami City Ballet, Pam Tanowitz’s unique collaboration features DTH dancers Stephanie Rae Williams and Anthony Santos with New York City Ballet’s Ashley Bouder and Anthony Huxley in the luscious and mysterious Gustave Le Gray No. 1; and Annabelle Lopez Ochoa brings a richly expanded version of her Fall for Dance hit Balamouk.

World Premiere
Choreography by Robert Garland

Gustave Le Grey No. 1 NY Premiere
Choreography by Pam Tanowitz
DTH with New York City Ballet’s Ashley Bouder and Anthony Huxley

Passage NY Premiere 
Choreography by Claudia Schreier

Balamouk (Extended) NY Premiere
Choreography by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa

Family Matinee
Sat Apr 18 at 2pm
Fun for all ages! Bring your kids to the ever-popular Saturday family program featuring the new works by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and Robert Garland, and Christopher Wheeldon’s sublime This Bitter Earth. Don’t miss the Meet the Ballerina event following the performance.

World Premiere
Choreography by Robert Garland

This Bitter Earth
Choreography by Christopher Wheeldon

Balamouk (Extended) NY Premiere
Choreography by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa

Looking Forward: Post-Performance Talk

Stay after the Friday, April 17 performance for a conversation about the next 50 Years of DTH, the vision for 21st-century ballet, and Women Who Move Us, a DTH initiative established to develop and support the creative work of female choreographers.

Closing Night Party

Saturday evening ticket holders 21 and older are invited to celebrate with the dancers in the Grand Tier Lobby at a free, closing night party! Space is limited. Pre-registration is required after ticket purchase.

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