Arthur Mitchell News

Date of Birth: March 27, 1934 (82)
Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
Gender: Male
Dance Theatre of Harlem Returns for MLK Celebration at NJPACDance Theatre of Harlem Returns for MLK Celebration at NJPAC
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Dance Theatre of Harlem, founded in 1969 by Arthur Mitchell and Karel Shook, was an artistic means of turning despair into hope following the assassination of Dr. King. (more...)

Stars of SPAMILTON and More Among 7th Annual Clive Barnes Award Nominees; Michael Riedel to Host!Stars of SPAMILTON and More Among 7th Annual Clive Barnes Award Nominees; Michael Riedel to Host!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

The Clive Barnes Foundation has announced the nominees for the seventh annual Clive Barnes Awards.  (more...)

Artists for the 2017 CHOP SHOP:  Bodies of Work Festival AnnouncedArtists for the 2017 CHOP SHOP: Bodies of Work Festival Announced
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

CHOP SHOP:  Bodies of Work celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2017 with a retrospective of artists from the festival's history - plus one new to Seattle. (more...)

VIDEO: John Lithgow Recalls Moment He Knew He Wanted to Be an ActorVIDEO: John Lithgow Recalls Moment He Knew He Wanted to Be an Actor
by TV News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

On today's LIVE WITH KELLY, John Lithgow talks about the Broadway scene in the 1970s and 80s and shares the moment he knew he wanted to become an actor. (more...)

Dance Theatre of Harlem Returns to  the Auditorium TheatreDance Theatre of Harlem Returns to the Auditorium Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

The acclaimed Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH) gives three performances at the Auditorium Theatre on November 18, 19, and 20 with a program that includes System, a major new work by choreographer Francesca Harper. The work is supported by the New England Foundation for the Arts, and is inspired by the current social, political, and economic climate in the United States.System was choreographed in collaboration with Dance Theatre of Harlem dancers who used their own experiences as people of color for inspiration.  DTH Artistic Director Virginia Johnson told the Washington Post that System "addresses social justice issues in the Black Lives Matter era" and is "a very contemporary piece, but also very beautiful and uplifting.' A live string quartet performs composer John Adams' original music for the piece. (more...)

KC Ballet Welcomes New Community Engagement and Education ManagerKC Ballet Welcomes New Community Engagement and Education Manager
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Kansas City Ballet Artistic Director Devon Carney today announced the appointment of April Berry as the new Community Engagement and Education Manager.  (more...)

Dance Theatre of Harlem Coming to Cobb Energy Centre, 10/22-23Dance Theatre of Harlem Coming to Cobb Energy Centre, 10/22-23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Returning to Atlanta for two public performances, Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH) will grace the stage at the Cobb Energy Centre on Oct. 22 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 23 at 3 p.m. Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, July 8 at 10 a.m. Tickets will be priced from $79, $59, $49 and $29, plus applicable fees, and will be available online at www.Ticketmaster.com, by calling 800-735-3000 or at the Cobb Energy Centre Box Office. There is also a student field trip performance on Friday, October 21 at 11 a.m. Reservations for this performance can be made at ArtsBridge.org. (more...)

Photo Flash: The School Of American Ballet Hosts Alumni Cocktail Reception at Lincoln CenterPhoto Flash: The School Of American Ballet Hosts Alumni Cocktail Reception at Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

The School Of American Ballet (SAB) is one of the most famous classical ballet schools in the world and is the school of George Balanchine's New York City Ballet, a leading international ballet company based at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City. The school trains students from the age of six, with professional vocational ballet training for students aged 11-18. (more...)

The School Of American Ballet to Host Alumni Cocktail Reception at Lincoln Center, 6/3The School Of American Ballet to Host Alumni Cocktail Reception at Lincoln Center, 6/3
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

The School Of American Ballet (SAB) is one of the most famous classical ballet schools in the world and is the school of George Balanchine's New York City Ballet, a leading international ballet company based at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City. The school trains students from the age of six, with professional vocational ballet training for students aged 11-18. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com for 5/8/2016 - 5/15/2016Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com for 5/8/2016 - 5/15/2016
by BWW - May 15, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com from 5/8/2016 - 5/15/2016. (more...)

Arthur Mitchell to be Honored with Columbia Doctorate of Humane LettersArthur Mitchell to be Honored with Columbia Doctorate of Humane Letters
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Columbia University will confer the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters on the legendary dance pioneer and social activist Arthur Mitchell this month, the Arthur Mitchell Project announced today. (more...)

Alan Cumming, Art Garfunkel & More Coming to McCarter Theatre Center in MayAlan Cumming, Art Garfunkel & More Coming to McCarter Theatre Center in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

McCarter Theatre Center is pleased to announce an eclectic mix of presented programming in the month of May. In addition to the previously announced concerts by Amos Lee, Dark Star Orchestra, and Todd Rundgren, McCarter Theatre Center will also be hosting performances from Alan Cumming, Art Garfunkel, the rescheduled concert by bass-baritone Eric Owens, and Dance Theatre of Harlem. (more...)

Photo Flash: The School of American Ballet's 2016 WINTER BALL Raises Nearly $1.2 MillionPhoto Flash: The School of American Ballet's 2016 WINTER BALL Raises Nearly $1.2 Million
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

The School of American Ballet's 2016 Winter Ball took place at Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater last night, March 14, 2016 and raised nearly $1.2 million. BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below! (more...)

Dance Leader Arthur Mitchell to Lecture at Ohio StateDance Leader Arthur Mitchell to Lecture at Ohio State
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Arthur Mitchell, pioneering leader in American dance, will present a lecture at 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, in the Barnett Theatre, Sullivant Hall, 1813 N. High St. on Ohio State's campus. The lecture is co-sponsored by the Department of Dance, Barnett Center for Arts and Enterprise and Ohio Arts Council. It is free and open to all. (more...)

Vail International Dance Festival Sets 28th Anniversary SeasonVail International Dance Festival Sets 28th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

The Vail International Dance Festival announces its 2016 season (July 30- August 13) and celebrates the10th Anniversary of its Artistic Director, former New York City Ballet star Damian Woetzel. In celebration of his 10th year, the season will feature Isabella Boylston as Artist-in-Residence, Company-in-Residence BalletX, and other companies appearing will include Dance Theatre of Harlem, Dorrance Dance, and Paul Taylor's American Modern Dance. Under Woetzel's direction the Festival has presented over 45 new works, and 2016 will add at least ten world premieres to that list with new pieces by choreographers Jodie Gates, Rashaun Mitchell + Silas Riener, Matthew Neenan, Claudia Schreier, Shantala Shivalingappa, Jodi Melnick and more. This year's special UpClose performance (Aug. 3) will feature artists who regularly make Vail their creative summer home under Woetzel's direction, including Carla Körbes, Tiler Peck, Lil Buck, and Robert Fairchild. (more...)

The Orpheum to Welcome Dance Theatre of Harlem in FebruaryThe Orpheum to Welcome Dance Theatre of Harlem in February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

Hailed as bold and "unequivocally cool," Dance Theatre of Harlem is a leading dance institution of unparalleled global acclaim with a commitment toward enriching the lives of young people and adults around the world through the arts. Omaha Performing Arts presents the renowned dance company on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. in Slosburg Hall at Omaha's Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. Tickets start at $20 through Ticket Omaha* at 402.345.0606, TicketOmaha.com or the Ticket Omaha office inside the Holland Performing Arts Center at 13th and Douglas streets. Special thanks to hospitality sponsor Hotel Deco XV. (more...)

THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA McBRIDE's Dave Thomas Brown Wins Clive Barnes Theatre Award; American Ballet Theatre's Gabe Stone Shayer Wins For DanceTHE LEGEND OF GEORGIA McBRIDE's Dave Thomas Brown Wins Clive Barnes Theatre Award; American Ballet Theatre's Gabe Stone Shayer Wins For Dance
by Michael Dale - Jan 11, 2016

Brown played an awkward dive bar Elvis impersonator who finds his true calling as a drag artist in MCC's production of Matthew Lopez's comedy. (more...)

SPRING AWAKENING Stars Among Clive Barnes Award Nominees; Ceremony Today!SPRING AWAKENING Stars Among Clive Barnes Award Nominees; Ceremony Today!
by Michael Dale - Jan 11, 2016

The Sixth Annual Clive Barnes Awards for Theatre and Dance will be held this afternoon, January 11, at 3 p.m. at The Walter Reade Theatre, Lincoln Center. One recipient from each category will be chosen and the winners announced today. All finalists will receive a cash prize, with the winners in each category receiving an award of $5,000. (more...)

SPRING AWAKENING'S Sandra Mae Frank, Katie Boeck, Austin McKenzie Nominated For Clive Barnes AwardsSPRING AWAKENING'S Sandra Mae Frank, Katie Boeck, Austin McKenzie Nominated For Clive Barnes Awards
by Michael Dale - Nov 20, 2015

Sandra Mae Frank and Katie Boeck share a nomination for their performance as Wendla. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 10/19/2015 - Bessie Awards, KILL FLOOR, ON YOUR FEET! and More!WAKE UP with BWW 10/19/2015 - Bessie Awards, KILL FLOOR, ON YOUR FEET! and More!
by Jessica Khan - Oct 19, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: The Bessie Awards celebrate top dancers tonight, KILL FLOOR opens off-Broadway, and the creators/subjects of ON YOUR FEET! chat with Rita Moreno! (more...)

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