Fifty-two years ago Arthur Mitchell and master teacher Karel Shook co-founded Dance Theatre of Harlem to challenge perceptions and create new opportunities.
DTH celebrates its ongoing commitment to access, opportunity and excellence, with a week of events hosted by and highlighting current company artists and notable alumni, honoring the founders, and commemorating the February 11, 1969 incorporation of Dance Theatre of Harlem.
Thank you to everyone who celebrated Founders’ Week with us! Please enjoy replays and upcoming classes/event information below.
Monday, February 8th
6:30pm | FREE Adult Open Class: Ballet Barre & Basics with Company Artist Sanford Placide, on Zoom.
Thank you to everyone who attended the class! It was a great turnout! Be sure to take Sanford’s weekly class on Mondays. You can register here for class on Monday, February 22nd.
Tuesday, February 9th
5:30pm | Winterside Chat
Dancing The Works of Arthur Mitchell: A Conversation About Tones.
Featuring Company Artists Kouadio Davis, Lindsey Donnell and Alexandra Hutchinson
Moderator: Robert Garland, DTH School Director, on Zoom.
Thank you to everyone who attended our first Winterside Chat. Learn more about upcoming panels here.
6:30pm | FREE Adult Open Class: Modern – Horton Technique with Company Artist Anthony Santos, on YouTube.
Thank you to everyone who attended the class! It was great seeing all of your positive comments in the live chat. Enjoy Anthony’s weekly class on Tuesdays for FREE on YouTube. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel and tap the notification bell to be notified when we go live or upload new videos!
Wednesday, February 10th
6:30pm | FREE Adult Open Class: Ballet for Everyone with Company Artist Crystal Serrano, on Zoom.
Thank you to everyone who attended the class! Be sure to take Crystal’s weekly class on Wednesdays. You can register here for class on Wednesday, February 17th.
Thursday, February 11th FOUNDERS’ DAY
5:30pm | Winterside Chat
The Legacy of DTH Co-founder Karel Shook
Featuring DTH Alumni Lydia Abarca Mitchell, Gayle McKinney Griffith, Mary Pat Henry and Joseph Wyatt.
Moderator: DTH Alumna Joselli Audain Deans, Ed. D., on Zoom
Thank you to everyone who attended our second Winterside Chat panel discussion. Learn more about upcoming panels here.
6:30pm | FREE Adult Open Class: Umfundalai African Dance with Erin Bryce Holmes, M.S., LCAT, BC-DMT, on Zoom.
Thank you to everyone who attended the class! Be sure to take Erin’s weekly class on Thursdays. You can register here for class on Thursday, February 18th.
Saturday, February 13th
6pm | The Legacy of Arthur Mitchell: Dance Theatre of Harlem in Washington, DC
Panel discussion about the history of Black dance in Washington, D.C., the impact of DTH on the Washington, D.C. community and the legacy of the Kennedy Center/DTH Residency. The panel features:
Sandra Fortune-Green (Artistic Director, Jones-Haywood Dance School)
Jeanette McCune (Director of School and Community Programs, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts)
Donna Walker-Kuhne (President, Walker International Communications Groups, Inc.)
Ashanté Green (School Director, Dance Institute of Washington)
Moderated by Robert Garland, DTH Resident Choreographer and School Director