Virginia Arts Festival Presents Dance Theatre of Harlem
Virginia Arts Festival
Dance Theatre of Harlem with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and Virginia Chorale will present...
May 17: Robert Garland’s Gloria, music by Francis Poulenc; Far But Close, choreography by John Alleyne, music by Daniel Bernard Roumainand; Return with choreography by Robert Garland and music by Aretha Franklin & James Brown.
May 18: Gloria, Glinka Pas de Trois, choreography: by George Balanchine and music by Mikhail Glinka; The Lark Ascending, choreography by Alvin Ailey and Return.
The festival will present two performances by the Dance Theatre of Harlem at Chrysler Hall, May 17 and 18. At the centerpiece of this jubilant engagement is the company’s critically acclaimed staging of choreographer Robert Garland’s new work, Gloria, which will be performed for the first time with live music by the Virginia Symphony and the Virginia Chorale. Prior to each performance, there will be a panel discussion featuring area arts leaders and performers.