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Dance Theatre of Harlem

615 Louisiana St Houston, TX 77002
Details
Overview
  • Presented By: Performing Arts Houston
  • Dates: 2/3/2023, 2/4/2023
  • Location: Jones Hall
  • Address: 615 Louisiana St
  • Phone: (713) 224-7575
  • Time: Friday at 07:30 PM & Saturday at 02:00 PM
  • Area of Town: Downtown

Program

Higher Ground
Choreography by Robert Garland
Music by Stevie Wonder                                             

Blake Works IV (The Barre Project)
Choreography by William Forsythe     

Balamouk 
Choreography by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa
Music by Les Yeux Noirs, Lisa Gerrard & René Aubry 

Now a singular presence in the ballet world, the Dance Theatre of Harlem Company tours nationally and internationally, presenting a powerful vision for ballet in the 21st century. The 18-member, multi-ethnic company performs a forward-thinking repertoire that includes treasured classics, neoclassical works by George Balanchine and resident choreographer Robert Garland, as well as innovative contemporary works that use the language of ballet to celebrate African American culture. Through performances, community engagement, and arts education, the Company carries forward Dance Theatre of Harlem’s message of empowerment through the arts for all.

What critics are saying:

Higher Ground is "a marvel of a work that shows off Mr. Garland’s many choreographic gifts, from his sparkling musicality to his ability to seamlessly weave classical ballet with influences from modern and social dance,” (The New York Times).

Blake Works IV is a “love letter to dancers, to technique, to the possibilities of the ballet barre,” (Fjord Review).

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