Wortham Center Presents
Dance Theatre of Harlem
September 22 & 23, 2021 at 8 p.m.
Born in 1968 at the height of the civil rights movement, 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. A powerful vision for ballet in the 21st century, Dance Theatre of Harlem recently appeared on The Ellen Show after finding viral fame on Twitter, amassing 8.5 million views for a colorful outdoor performance video shot across various New York City locales.
Engage deeper with the art and artists
Pre-show discussions at 7pm in Henry LaBrun Studio
If you had already purchased tickets for the original May 5 & 6, 2020 performances:
- Do nothing. Your tickets will be automatically transferred to the new dates. (May 5, 2020 tickets are transferred to Sept. 22, 2021; May 6 tickets are transferred to Sept. 23, 2021. Call the box office to change or confirm your 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.
The presentations by Dance Theatre of Harlem are made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Sherry Kellet, Henry LaBrun, Jill & Joe Lawrence, Stephen & Barbara Lehrer, Hugh & Carol McCollum, Tina McGuire, Alastair McDonald Odom, Hedy Fischer & Randy Shull, Shelia Rains & Marjorie Sullivan, and Dianne & David Worley.
18 Biltmore Ave.
Asheville, NC 28801 (map)