Dance Theatre Of Harlem Brings Its 21st-century Vision Of Dance To The Palace

Dance Theatre Of Harlem Brings Its 21st-century Vision Of Dance To The PalaceNow a singular presence in the ballet world, the Dance Theatre of Harlem company tours nationally and internationally, presenting a powerful vision for ballet in the 21st century. The 16-member, multi-ethnic company performs a forward-thinking repertoire that includes treasured classics, neoclassical works by George Balanchine and resident choreographer Robert Garland, and 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.

As part of Columbus' "Harlem Renaissance 100-I, Too, Sing America" celebration, CAPA presents Dance Theatre of Harlem at the Palace Theatre (34 W. Broad St.) on Friday, November 16, at 8 pm. Tickets are $30-$70 at the CAPA Ticket Center (39 E. State St.), all Ticketmaster outlets, and www.ticketmaster.com. To purchase tickets by phone, please call (614) 469-0939 or (800) 745-3000.

Founded in 1969 by Arthur Mitchell and Karel Shook, Dance Theatre of Harlem was created shortly after the assassination of The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The event inspired Mitchell to start a school that would offer children, especially those in Harlem (the community where he was born), the opportunity to learn about dance and the allied arts. 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. 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.

www.DanceTheatreOfHarlem.org

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