Tag: dance theatre of harlem

Watch Carmen de Lavallade and Whoopi Goldberg Discuss the Importance of the Arts

On Tuesday, April 11, legendary Ailey dancer Carmen de Lavallade, students from Dance Theatre of Harlem and DTH executive director Anna Glass were guests on “The View.” The students performed, and Glass, de Lavallade and “The View” host Whoopi Goldberg discussed the importance of the arts. Check out what they had to say (and try […]

When Your Airport Moving Walkway Game Is On Point(e)

If you’re a dancer, you’ll totally understand why the members of Dance Theatre of Harlem used their chunk of unexpected time (thanks to a delayed flight) to make a dance video on the Pittsburgh airport’s moving walkway. (If you’re not a dancer, you’ll probably think to yourself, “These people look extremely annoying.”) Luckily, we’re all […]

What My Teacher Taught Me: Dylan Santos

Santos in Elena Kunikova’s Divertimento When Dance Theatre of Harlem’s Dylan Santos was studying at the Houston Ballet Academy, his teacher Claudio Muñoz gave him the “aha” moment he needed to take his training to the next level. “I remember doing the cavalier variation from The Nutcracker for him. He looked at me and said, ‘You could be amazing.’ […]

6 Touring Companies to See This Month

Catch the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company performing Analogy/Dora: Tramontane (2015) in St. Louis; Akron, OH; Fairfax, VA; Pittsburgh; and New York City. Newyorklivearts.org Dance Theatre of Harlem brings mixed repertory this month to Elmira, NY; Charleston, SC; Washington, DC; Atlanta; and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Dancetheatreofharlem.org See one of three different programs, including the […]

Michaela DePrince: What My Teacher Taught Me

Dance Theatre of Harlem’s Michaela DePrince is all too familiar with the paradox of making an artform as difficult as ballet look effortless. It wasn’t until she received a scholarship to American Ballet Theatre’s Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School and began studying under Franco De Vita that DePrince finally began to grasp exactly what “less is […]

Welcome Back, Dance Theatre of Harlem!

Dance Theatre of Harlem’s Michaela DePrince as the Black SwanOn Wednesday, Dance Theatre of Harlem returns to the New York City stage after a nine-year hiatus. Co-founded in 1969 by Arthur Mitchell (New York City Ballet’s first African-American dancer) and his former teacher Karel Shook, DTH broke barriers by offering black dancers careers in classical […]