Arthur Mitchell News

New York City Ballet Celebrates 50th Anniversary at Lincoln Center with Spring Gala on 5/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

New York City Ballet announced today that its 2014 Spring Gala on Thursday, May 8 at 7pm will feature a special one-time-only program designed by NYCB's Ballet Master in Chief Peter Martins to pay tribute to the 50th anniversary of the opening of the New York State Theater (now the David H. Koch Theater) at Lincoln Center, as well as celebrate its future with a World Premiere ballet by choreographer Justin Peck and composer Sufjan Stevens. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS, DANCING PROS: LIVE, Itzhak Perlman and More Set for Wharton Center's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Wharton Center is proud to give a glimpse of our upcoming 2014- 2015 season. The entire season will be announced the last week of April, when Wharton Center subscribers will receive the season brochure and order form. Just like years past, subscriber orders are processed according to Wharton's priority system, which is based on years of subscription and/or donation level. The actual seating will begin late May. (more...)

Dance Theatre of Harlem's 2014 NYC Season to Celebrate 45 Years, 4/23-27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

In celebration of its 45th anniversary, Dance Theatre of Harlem's 2014 New York City season at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall was announced today by executive director Laveen Naidu and artistic director Virginia Johnson. There will be six performances from April 23 through April 27. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Dance Theatre of Harlem's 2014 Vision Gala, Honoring Patti LaBelle
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH) held its 2014 Vision 2014 Gala on February 25th at Cipriani 42 in New York City. As Dance Theatre of Harlem celebrates its 45th Anniversary, this year's gala was themed 'Live the Moment' and raised $700,000, $75,000 of which resulted from the entertaining live auction conducted by Audrey Smaltz, with the proceeds benefitting the DTH School's Next Generation and Community Engagement Funds. Honorees were Grammy Award-winning recording artist Patti LaBelle with the Arthur Mitchell Vision Award; dance educator and arts advocate Jody Gottfried Arnhold with The Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Foundation Medal; and Goldman, Sachs & Co. senior partner Valentino D. Carlotti with the inaugural Virtuoso Award. The evening's honorary chair was Billy Joel (not in attendance). Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Sony Centre Presents Dance Theatre of Harlem & Soweto Gospel Choir!, 2/8 and Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

The Sony Centre For The Performing Arts is rolling out it's 2013.2014 program with a special Black History Month tribute that includes performances by the DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM, a leading dance institution of unparalleled global acclaim, andSoweto Gospel Choir, South Africa's two-time Grammy and Emmy Award-winning choir. (more...)

Dance Theatre of Harlem to Perform at Kingsbury Hall, 3/6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

Kingsbury Hall Presents Dance Theatre of Harlem, founded in 1969 by Arthur Mitchell, the first African American to become a principal dancer for New York City Ballet. Dance Theatre of Harlem will perform at Kingsbury Hall on the U of U campus on Thursday, March 6 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $29, $39, $49 and $59, with a $5 ticket available for U of U students, and are available at the Kingsbury Hall box office, by phone at 801-581-7100 or online at www.kingtix.com. (more...)

Sony Centre Presents Dance Theatre of Harlem & Soweto Gospel Choir! Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 08, 2014

The Sony Centre For The Performing Arts is rolling out it's 2013.2014 program with a special Black History Month tribute that includes performances by the DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM, a leading dance institution of unparalleled global acclaim, andSoweto Gospel Choir, South Africa's two-time Grammy and Emmy Award-winning choir. (more...)

Dance Theatre of Harlem to Celebrate 45th Anniversary with Annual Vision Gala, Billy Joel, Patti LaBelle & More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2014

In celebration of its 45th anniversary, Dance Theatre of Harlem's 2014 New York City season at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall was announced today by executive director Laveen Naidu and artistic director Virginia Johnson. There will be six performances from April 23 through April 27. The season will be highlighted by the New York City premieres of three new works. The first, past-carry-forward choreographed by Thaddeus Davis and Tanya Wideman Davis, considers the legacy of the Great Migration of African Americans from the agrarian South to the industrial North in the early part of the twentieth-century. The second is the acclaimed Dancing On The Front Porch of Heaven, which will be seen for the first time in New York since it was created in 1993 by Ulysses Dove for the Royal Swedish Ballet. Subtitled 'Ode to Love and Loss,' it was choreographed during a challenging period in Ulysses Dove's life, during which he lost 13 close friends and relatives, including his father. The New York premiere of Pas de Dix From Raymonda, choreographed by Marius Petipa with music by Alexander Glazunov, will be a special tribute to the late Frederic Franklin, who was an artistic advisor to DTH. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Dance Theatre of Harlem at NJ PAC; Performance Excellence Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King
by Marina Kennedy - Jan 21, 2014

Dance Theatre of Harlem appeared at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center on Friday for their Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Dance Theatre of Harlem's MLK Celebration
by Stage Tube - Jan 17, 2014

Experience the poetry-in-motion of the legendary Dance Theatre of Harlem, as they headline NJPAC's Martin Luther King celebration today, January 17th in Prudential Hall. Check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

Dance Theatre of Harlem Headlines NJPAC's Martin Luther King Celebration Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2014

Experience the poetry-in-motion of the legendary Dance Theatre of Harlem, as they headline NJPAC's Martin Luther King celebration today, January 17th in Prudential Hall. The renowned ballet company was co-founded in 1969 by Arthur Mitchell and the late Karel Shook as a positive and uplifting way to turn despair into hope following the assassination of Dr. King. Mitchell was the first African-American principal dancer at the New York City Ballet, and Karel Shook, had been the first teacher and ballet master of the Dutch National Ballet. Mitchell began by founding a dance school and later a company that would bring new opportunity to the lives of young people in the Harlem neighborhood in which he grew up. (more...)

Dance Theatre Of Harlem to Perform at Bass Hall, 1/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 07, 2014

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! (more...)

THE NANCE's Jonny Orsini and and Martha Graham's Lloyd Mayor Win 4th Annual Clive Barnes Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 06, 2014

The winners of the 4th Annual Clive Barnes Award were announced Monday, January 6 at The Walter Reade Theatre, Lincoln Centre. This year's Theatre Award, presented by Susan Stroman was given to Jonny Orsini for his performance in The Nance. This year's Dance Award, presented by Wendy Whelan, was given to Lloyd Mayor of Martha Graham Dance Company. (more...)

Dance Theatre of Harlem to Headline NJPAC's Martin Luther King Celebration, 1/17
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2013

Experience the poetry-in-motion of the legendary Dance Theatre of Harlem, as they headline NJPAC's Martin Luther King celebration on Friday, January 17th in Prudential Hall. The renowned ballet company was co-founded in 1969 by Arthur Mitchell and the late Karel Shook as a positive and uplifting way to turn despair into hope following the assassination of Dr. King. Mitchell was the first African-American principal dancer at the New York City Ballet, and Karel Shook, had been the first teacher and ballet master of the Dutch National Ballet. Mitchell began by founding a dance school and later a company that would bring new opportunity to the lives of young people in the Harlem neighborhood in which he grew up. (more...)

Aaron Clifton Moten, Jonny Orsini, Phillipa Soo & Amber Iman Nominated for Clive Barnes Awards
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2013

Susan Stroman and Wendy Whelan are set to host the 2014 Clive Barnes Awards, which will be held on January 6 (3pm), at the Walter Reade Theatre. This years' nominees for theatre are Aaron Clifton Moten for his performance in The Flick, Jonny Orsini for his performance in The Nance, Phillipa Soo for her performance in Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812, and Amber Iman for her performance in Soul Doctor. This year's nominees for dance are Talli Jackson (Bill T. Jones/ Arnie Zane Dance Company), Lloyd Mayor (Martha Graham Dance Company), Xiaochuan Xie (Martha Graham Dance Company), and Calvin Royal III(American Ballet THeatre.) (more...)

Aaron Clifton Moten, Jonny Orsini, Amber Iman and More Among Clive Barnes Award Nominees; Winners Announced 1/6
by BWW News Desk - Nov 06, 2013

The Clive Barnes Foundation has announced the nominees for the 2012 Clive Barnes Awards, a distinguished annual honor recognizing the work of young actors and dancers in New York City. (more...)

Photo Flash: She's One Busy Woman! Chita Rivera Receives DIZZY FEET Award, Attends CHICAGO at The Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Aug 01, 2013

Last weekend in Los Angeles on Saturday July 27, Chita Rivera received the DIZZY FEET FOUNDATION INSPIRATION AWARD at a gala to celebrate dance, held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. DIZZY FEET was founded by Nigel Lythgoe, Adam Shankman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Katie Holmes. Arthur Mitchell, founder of the Dance Theatre of Harlem, was also honored. Other guests included Jenna Elfman, Paula Abdul, Jane Lynch, Anna Kendrick, Darren Criss, Jenna Ushkowitz, Cat Deeley and Wayne Brady. (more...)

NY City Center to Celebrate 10th Anniversary of FALL FOR DANCE Festival with Alvin Ailey & Royal Ballet, Begin. 9/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2013

New York City Center is celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Fall for Dance Festival with a very special season, beginning with two free evenings of dance at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, hosted by The Public Theater, on September 16 and 17 (rain date, September 18). The Festival will continue at City Center from September 25 - October 5 with performances by 20 acclaimed dance companies and artists from around the world, including three new works from today's most exciting young choreographers, commissioned by New York City Center in celebration of the tenth anniversary. (more...)

Sony Centre Presents Dance Theatre of Harlem & Soweto Gospel Choir!, 2/8 and 2/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2013

The Sony Centre For The Performing Arts is rolling out it's 2013.2014 program with a special Black History Month tribute that includes performances by the DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM, a leading dance institution of unparalleled global acclaim, andSoweto Gospel Choir, South Africa's two-time Grammy and Emmy Award-winning choir. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Opens the 81st Season with Dance Theatre of Harlem, 6/19
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2013

Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH), the groundbreaking and newly revitalized classical and contemporary ballet company, will open the 2013 Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival season in the Ted Shawn Theatre June 19-23. Led by founding member and former principal dancer, Artistic Director Virginia Johnson, the company will present a range of classic and new ballet work including George Balanchine's Agon, The Lark Ascending by Alvin Ailey, and Far But Close by Canadian contemporary choreographer John Alleyne. (more...)

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