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Harlem Ballet Troupe Pointes to Thrilling Show at RHIT

Monday, March 05, 2018
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Dance Theatre of Harlem has performed for four past U.S. presidents, the Queen of England, South African President Nelson Mandela, and was the first foreign dance company to perform in post-apartheid South Africa.

Welcome spring with one of the most exciting dance companies to hit the Wabash Valley – ever. The Dance Theatre of Harlem will electrify the stage at Rose-Hulman’s Hatfield Hall, Tuesday, March 20 at 7:30 p.m.

This cutting-edge, virtuoso ballet troupe has been wowing audiences around the world for years, including recent performances in New York City, Poland, Hungary and Lithuania.

Called “flawless” and “delightful” by Broadway World, the company is known for its physically demanding and forward-thinking repertoire, including treasured classics, neoclassical works by George Balanchine and contemporary works that use ballet to celebrate African-American culture.

Established in Harlem in 1969, this multi-cultural ensemble brings a message of empowerment through the arts. It has performed for four past U.S. presidents, the Queen of England, South African President Nelson Mandela, and was the first foreign dance company to perform in post-apartheid South Africa.

The Dance Theatre of Harlem was co-founded nearly 50 years ago by Arthur Mitchell, the first African-American principal dancer for the New York City Ballet, soon after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Mitchell’s goal was to offer children, especially those living in Harlem, where he was born, the opportunity to learn about dance and the allied arts.

Today, the Dance Theatre of Harlem is a multi-faceted institution that combines a touring, professional ballet company with community outreach, arts education, and a ballet school that instructs hundreds of young people each year.

Don’t miss this unforgettable performance. Seats are going fast but a few remain available.

Tickets are $35 for adults and $29 for those under 18. Order tickets at hatfieldhall.com, by calling 812-877-8544 or visiting the Hatfield Hall ticket desk Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. or one hour before the show.

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This presentation is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions Indiana Arts Commission and the Crane Group. It is also co-sponsored by the Rose-Hulman Center for Diversity.