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The Laurel Fund Presents
Dance Theatre of Harlem
Back by popular demand, The Dance Theatre of Harlem Ensemble returns to Washington DC on Saturday, April 7th at 7:30 PM at the historic Lincoln Theatre. Presented for the second consecutive year by The Laurel Fund for the performing arts, founder/president Elvi Moore, the twelve member troupe with pianist, will also conduct two master classes and a special afternoon performance at THEARC for the residents of Wards 7 & 8.
The Dance Theatre of Harlem Ensemble is the second company of the Dance Theatre of Harlem, the world renowned ballet company of African American and other racially diverse artists. DTHE repertoire is composed of classical, neoclassical and innovative contemporary ballet presented with dreshness and vitality by a group of young and talented artists.
For its Lincoln Theatre performance, DTHE will offer a mixed repertory program to include New Back, choreographed by Robert Garland, set to music by Johann Sebastian Bach; In the Mirror of Her Mind, by Christopher Huggins with music by Henryk Gorecki; Glinka Pas de Trois, by George Balanchine with music by Mikhail Glinka; and Contested Space, by Donald Byrd with music by Amon Tobin.
Virginia Johnson, artistic director of Dance Theatre of Harlem will teach two master classes: one on Friday, April 6th at 6 PM for Intermediate Level ballet students; and the other on Saturday, April 7th at 10 AM for Advanced Ballet students. Both classes will be held at the England studio of The Washington School of Ballet.
Virginia Johnson was personally selected by Arthur Mitchell to succeed him as Artistic Director in 2010. She is a graduate of the Academy of The Washington School of Ballet, and joined DTH in 1969 as a founding member, where she performed and enjoyed a stellar career for 28 years. Johnson has been honored with many awards. After retiring from performing, she founded Pointe Magazine and was its editor in chief from 2000-2009.
The Dance Theatre of Harlem Ensemble is directed by Keith Saunders, who has been with DTH since 1975, where he performed for 17 years. He has been ballet master there from 1996, and from 2004-2010 in addition to directing DTH Ensemble, he was director of Dancing Through Barriers, DTH’s International education and outreach initiative.buy tickets