The world’s first Black classical ballet company — now in its sixth decade with a global reach — hits the stage at Belk Theater Feb. 9-10. Showcasing a powerful vision for ballet in the 21st century, the 18-member, multi-ethnic Dance Theatre of Harlem performs an innovative repertoire that includes both classic and groundbreaking works.
Dance Theatre of Harlem was founded in 1969 by Arthur Mitchell and Karel Shook as a haven for dancers of all colors, especially those in Harlem, Mitchell’s birthplace.
Today, the multicultural dance institution provides opportunities for creative expression and artistic excellence that continue to set standards in the performing arts. Called “one of ballet’s most exciting undertakings” by The New York Times, don’t miss the opportunity to see this thrilling performance that celebrates the belief that ballet belongs to everyone.
Dance Theatre of Harlem is presented by Blumenthal Performing Arts and the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture. 2024 marks the 50th anniversary of the Gantt Center. A yearlong celebration is planned, starting with a gala reception prior to the Feb. 10 show. Learn more here.
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