Dance Theatre of Harlem’s Fifty Forward, the second year of its 2-year, 50th Anniversary Celebration, was cut short by Covid-19. While nothing can replace the excitement of opening nights on tour and the sense of community that arises from the shared experience of live performance, over seven weeks, Dance Theatre of Harlem turned to the digital experience to not only offer selections of complete ballets from our archive but also companion activities that provide insight and engagement for our online viewers. We at Dance Theatre of Harlem know the power of the arts to open hearts and bring people together. It has been our work for 50 years and it will continue even in these challenging times.
The seven weeks of Company performances was streamed on DTH’s YouTube channel each Saturday at 8pm until 11:59pm on the Sunday of the following week. The series kicked off with a celebration of Creole Giselle and continued until Saturday, July 25th. While the streaming of the full length ballets have concluded, you can enjoy links to the supplemental programming listed below. DTH On Demand Fall programming will resume in October.
We are grateful to each and every one of you that joined us this summer for our DTH On Demand online events. From Creole Giselle to Dougla, our history of diversity and artistic excellence is a testament to the brilliant works that can arise when people of color are given the opportunity to tell their stories.
Join us on Zoom at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT on Friday, August 7th for a Dance Party in celebration of the conclusion of the spring/summer installment of our DTH On Demand Series. The party theme is “Accessories!”. Bring out your big sunglasses, fun necklaces and dance with us to a playlist by Company Artist Alexandra Hutchinson. RSVP Required.
Please RSVP by Friday, August 7th at 7:00pm ET/ 4pm PT. Attendees will receive an email with a Zoom invitation no later than 7:30pm ET/4:30pm PT.
Creole Giselle premiered online on Saturday, June 6th
Vessels premiered online on Saturday, June 13th
Return premiered online on Saturday, June 20th
Balamouk premiered online Saturday, June 27th
Works & Process at the Guggenheim: Dance Theatre of Harlem at 50, premiered online Saturday July 11th.
Coming Together premiered online Saturday, July 18th
Dougla premiered online Saturday, July 25th
Company Artist Alexandra Hutchinson
Programs subject to change