Dance Theatre of Harlem Founders’ Week: Feb 8 - 14, 2020
Dance Theatre of Harlem
Dance Theatre of Harlem Founders’ Week
February 8th – 14th, 2021
Fifty-two years ago Arthur Mitchell and master teacher Karel Shook co-founded Dance Theatre of Harlem to challenge perceptions and create new opportunities.
DTH celebrates its ongoing commitment to access, opportunity and excellence, with a week of events hosted by and highlighting current company artists and notable alumni, honoring the founders, and commemorating the February 11, 1969 founding of Dance Theatre of Harlem.
Monday, February 8
FREE Adult Open Class: Ballet Barre & Basics with Company Artist Sanford Placide
Tuesday, February 9
5:30pm | Winterside Chat
Dancing The Works of Arthur Mitchell:
A Conversation About Tones
Moderator: Robert Garland, DTH School Director on Zoom
FREE Adult Open Class: Modern - Horton Technique with Company Artist Anthony Santos
Wednesday, February 10
FREE Adult Open Class: Ballet for Everyone with Company Artist Crystal Serrano
Thursday, February 11 - FOUNDERS' DAY
5:30pm | Winterside Chat
The Legacy of DTH Co-founder Karel Shook
Moderator: DTH Alumna Joselli Audain Deans, Ed. D. on Zoom
FREE Adult Open Class: Umfundalai African Dance with Erin Bryce Holmes, M.S., LCAT, BC-DMT
Saturday, February 13
Ballet Master Class with former DTH Company Artist & Washington Ballet Company Member Ashley Murphy-Wilson, on Zoom
To acknowledge the Company’s longstanding connection to Washington, D.C. and the cultural community, students from Dance Institute of Washington, The Jones-Haywood Dance School, Washington Ballet, City Dance and other Washington, D.C.-based students will be invited to participate.
The Legacy of Arthur Mitchell: Dance Theatre of Harlem in Washington, D.C.
Join us for a panel discussion about the history of Black dance in Washington, D.C., the impact of DTH on the Washington, D.C. community and the legacy of Mr. Mitchell’s Residency Program at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts featuring:
- Sandra Fortune-Green (Artistic Director, Jones-Haywood Dance School)
- Jeanette McCune (Director of School and Community Programs, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts)
- Donna Walker-Kuhne (President, Walker International Communications Groups, Inc.)
- Ashanté Green (School Director, Dance Institute of Washington)
Moderated by Robert Garland, DTH Resident Choreographer and School Director
On Zoom, registration is required and to be announced
Sunday, February 14
Sunday Matinée: Join us for an inspiring afternoon of artistry as we close out our Founders’ Week Celebration, honoring Arthur Mitchell and Karel Shook.
Hosted by Karen Brown, Former Principal Ballerina with DTH, Founder, En Pointe Plus Dance Mastery Institute and current Assistant Professor of Dance for The Conservatory @ UMKC
Performances by the DTH Company, Juilliard Dance, Collage Dance Collective, Pianist Kyle P. Walker, Mezzo-Soprano Patrice Eaton and Poet Roya Marsh
On Zoom / Tickets: $7
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