New Jersey: Dance Theatre Of Harlem, MLK Celebration At NJPAC

December 2, 2016

dance-theater-of-harlemDance Theatre of Harlem, founded in 1969 by Arthur Mitchell and Karel Shook, was an artistic means of turning despair into hope following the assassination of Dr. King. Considered “one of ballet’s most exciting undertakings” (The New York Times), it has grown over more than four decades into an innovative, multi-cultural company that brings bold new forms of artistic expression to audiences around the globe.

One of the nation’s most vital dance institutions, the company consists of racially diverse dancers, known worldwide for bringing a contemporary flair to classical and neo-classical ballet repertoire. Dance Theatre of Harlem remains committed to artistic excellence, and to reaching new audiences with a powerful message of self-reliance, artistic relevance and individual responsibility.

As part of the MLK Celebration, NJPAC will also host Embodying the Dream, celebrating of the life and message of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through performing arts workshops and activities for children and their families.

Program Notes:

Vessels
Choreographer: Darrell Grand Moultrie
Music: Ezio Bosso


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Change
Choreographer: Dianne McIntyre
Music: Spelman College Glee Club, with original music composed and performed by Eli Fountain

Coming Together
Choreographer: Nacho Duato
Music: Frederic Rzewski

Check out the show Page HERE

Doors 7:30pm / Performance at 8pm

Tickets Start at $29

New Jersey Performing Arts Center, 1 Center Street, Newark NJ

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