Dance Theatre of Harlem
Born in 1968 at the height of the civil rights movement, the Dance Theatre of Harlem conveys a message of empowerment for all through the arts. Its founders, Karel Shook and Arthur Mitchell — the latter of whom made history in 1955 as the first black principal dancer in New York City Ballet, believe that the most impactful art is born in moments of extreme injustice and frustration. Now a singular presence in the ballet world, the 17-member, multi-ethnic company celebrates half a century of dance, performing forward-thinking, impassioned repertoire that celebrates African American culture through the language of ballet. Through moving performances, community engagement and arts education, the Dance Theatre of Harlem presents a powerful vision for ballet in the 21st century.
Due to the ongoing repercussions of the COVID pandemic, the Wortham Center is in the process of rescheduling this show to the 2021-2022 season for your safety. If you are a ticket holder, you will receive an email with the new dates when they are confirmed.
If you had already purchased tickets for the May 5 & 6, 2020 performances:
- Do nothing. Your tickets will be automatically transfered to the new date.
- Can’t make the rescheduled date? No problem. Convert your tickets into a credit to be used for another performance in the future (good until June 30, 2023).
- Transform your tickets into a donation to the Wortham Center.
- Request a refund.
Ticketing Policies: If you would like to request a refund for tickets for a rescheduled event, the refund request must be processed through our box office. Our standard ticket policy for Wortham Center Presents events will go back into effect in late 2020.
Our standard ticketing policy: No later than 48 hours before show time, you may exchange your tickets for another event in the Wortham Center Presents Season; turn your tickets in for account credit to be used toward another Wortham Center Presents event; or donate your tickets to the Wortham Center. Learn more