WORCESTER, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Founded by Arthur Mitchell at the height of the civil rights movement, the Dance Theatre of Harlem stands as a unique and singular presence in the world of ballet and dance. The Company returns to Worcester after an absence of decades for one performance at The Hanover Theatre on Friday, November 15 at 8pm that will feature core works from their repertory and Passage, a new piece by choreographer Claudia Schreier and composer Jessie Montgomery.
Known nationally and internationally for its vision of dance in the 21st century that draws inspiration from African American culture, the Dance Theatre of Harlem recently celebrated its 50th Anniversary Season and has greatly increased its touring activities and outreach.
Currently led by Artistic Director Virginia Johnson, one of the original principal dancers of the Company at its founding, Dance Theatre of Harlem has a particular association with the work of George Balanchine.
Music Worcester Presents: Dance Theatre of Harlem
Friday, November 15, 2019 at 8pm
Hanover Theatre – 2 Southbridge St, Worcester, MA 01608
Tickets: $39+ adults; $25 student/youth
WWW.MUSICWORCESTER.ORG or 508-754-3231
About Music Worcester:
Music Worcester, Inc., originally known as the Worcester County Music Association, for years ran the Worcester Music Festival. Current programs reflect the merger in the mid-1990s of the Festival with International Artists Series and the MA Jazz Festival. Great performances by world-renowned orchestras and guest soloists, chamber music, ballet, world music and dance, jazz and choral masterworks are hallmarks of Music Worcester’s annual operations. Multiple educational programs currently serve youth and families of greater Worcester: masterclasses by visiting artists, Tickets to Opportunity, Festival Singers, in-schools residencies, and the Young Artist Competitions.