Dance Theatre Of Harlem to Perform at Bass Hall, 1/26
Performing Arts Fort Worth welcomes acclaimed dance ensemble Dance Theatre of Harlem to Bass Performance Hall on Sunday, January 26, 2014, at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $16.50 and are on sale NOW!
Dance Theatre of Harlem has achieved unprecedented success, bringing innovative and bold new forms of artistic expression to audiences in New York City, across the country and around the world. After an eight-year touring hiatus, the celebrated dance troupe returns, bringing an all-new show to stages around the world.
Two dancers are from the North Texas area: JehbreAl Jackson and Stephanie Williams. Jackson, a Dallas native, began his formal training in ballet at 10 years old, being placed accidentally into the wrong classroom by an afterschool program advisor. He found his heart in classical and contemporary dance and continued to study at the Dallas Black Dance Academy, W. E. Greiner Middle School of the Exploratory and Performing Arts and the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts.
Born in Utah and raised in the Dallas area, Williams received her early training at Dallas Dance Academy with Fiona Fairrie. She made her professional debut with Ben Stevenson's Texas Ballet Theater in 2006; most recently, she was a company member of Francesca Harper Project and Ballet Black. Williams was a fellowship recipient at The Ailey School, a 2006 National Foundation on the Arts award-winner, a 2006 Youth America Grand Prix Finalist and a 2004 Texas Commission on the Arts Young Master.
Inspired by the example of DR. Martin Luther King, Jr. to bring new opportunity to the lives of the young people in the Harlem neighborhood in which he grew up, Arthur Mitchell, along with the late Karel Shook, founded the Dance Theatre of Harlem in the basement of a church in 1969.
Mitchell, who had found success as a principal dancer with the renowned New York City Ballet, understood the power of training in a classical art form to bring discipline and focus to a challenged community.
Dance Theatre of Harlem's unprecedented success, as a racially diverse company, school and source for arts education, was built on creating innovative and bold new forms of artistic expression. Through these varied artistic interactions, DTH ambassadors have helped to build character and have provided valuable life skills to countless people in New York City, across the country and around the world.
Now in its fourth decade, Dance Theatre of Harlem has grown into a multi-cultural dance institution with an extraordinary legacy of providing opportunities for creative expression and artistic excellence that continues to set standards in the performing arts.
To charge tickets by phone, call (817) 212-4280 in Fort Worth; 1-877-212-4280 (toll free) outside Fort Worth; or order online at www.basshall.com. Tickets are also available at the Bass Performance Hall ticket office at 525 Commerce Street. Ticket office hours: Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. For group sales, call 817-212-4248.
Pictured: Dancers Gabrielle Salvatto and Anthony Savoy. Photo by Rachel Neville.