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Dance Theatre of Harlem New York Season - April 4-7 2018

From a media release:

Dance Theatre of Harlem
New York Season - April 4-7 2018
New York City Center


FOUR PERFORMANCES, THREE PREMIERES & THE COMPANY REVIVAL OF DOUGLA!

Tickets & More Info

NEW YORK CITY - The Dance Theatre of Harlem is taking over the New York City Center from April 4 to 7 for four performance, including three premieres, and a family-friendly matinee. Here's the details.

OPENING NIGHT CELEBRATION & VISION GALA
APRIL 4 AT 7PM
Brahms Variations (excerpt) - Robert Garland
The inspiration for the ballet is Louis XIV, French Patron of the Arts, and Grandfather of the ballet canon. Arthur Mitchell was a big persona in my life, a Harlem version of the French Monarch. So, the ballet is, in part, Louis the XIV’s court meeting Harlem Swag.
Dougla (Company Revival) - Geoffrey Holder

Change - Dianne McIntyre
This work is inspired by women—Black, Brown and Beige—who have refashioned the neighborhood, the country, the world through their vision, courage, and endurance. Often unsung, sometimes inconspicuous, these individuals could be called warriors for change.

Pièce d'Occasion - Robert Garland for the DTH School
Le Corsaire Pas de Deux - Marius Petipa
The “Le Corsaire Pas De Deux” is taken from a 3-act tale of love’s ultimate triumph over betrayal and disaster. This excerpt is the ballet’s most popular bravura showpiece and is filled with sophistication and challenging technical feats.

Dougla (Company Revival) - Geoffrey Holder
In Trinidad, “Dougla” is the name given to people of African and Indian/South Asian descent. The late Geoffrey Holder, performer extraordinaire, visual artist and choreographer, drew on his Trinidadian heritage to create his masterpiece ballet, Dougla, a marriage ceremony as pageant. A long-time company favorite, Dougla returns to active repertoire with live music and all of its spectacle and glory.

VISION GALA
JOIN US FOR DINNER AND DANCING AT THE PARK HYATT, NEW YORK FOLLOWING THE OPENING NIGHT PERFORMANCE.
TICKETS EXTRA

PROGRAM A & INSIDE THE BALLET EVENT
APRIL 6 AT 8PM
Valse-Fantaisie (New York Premiere) - George Balanchine
When George Balanchine created this version of Valse-Fantaisie to Mikhail Glinka’s music of the same name, he employed his signature musicality, fleetness and brilliance. New to the Dance Theatre of Harlem repertoire, Valse-Fantaisie is performed by five women and one man who capture the music’s joyful spirit in this gem of neo classicism.
Valse-Fantaisie (New York Premiere) - George Balanchine
This Bitter Earth (New York Premiere) - Christopher Wheeldon
Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon’s sublime pas de deux, This Bitter Earth is set to a mashup of Max Richter’s minimalist “On the Nature of Daylight” and Dinah Washington’s soulful rendition of the 1960s Rhythm and Blues hit, “This Bitter Earth.” The resulting brief encounter between a man and a woman leads one to believe that “…this bitter earth may not be so bitter after all.”

Harlem On My Mind (New York Premiere) - Darrell Grand Moultrie
When asked to create his third work for Dance Theatre of Harlem, acclaimed choreographer Darrell Grand Moultrie chose to reflect on the persistent and evolving mystique that is the place called Harlem. With music by Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Wynton Marsalis and others, Moultrie’s dynamic choreography for Harlem On My Mind draws on a rich continuum of jazz to burst from the stage.
Harlem On My Mind (New York Premiere) - Darrell Grand Moultrie

Dougla (Company Revival) with dancers from Collage Dance Collective - Geoffrey Holder
In Trinidad, “Dougla” is the name given to people of African and Indian/South Asian descent. The late Geoffrey Holder, performer extraordinaire, visual artist and choreographer, drew on his Trinidadian heritage to create his masterpiece ballet, Dougla, a marriage ceremony as pageant. A long-time company favorite, Dougla returns to active repertoire with live music and all of its spectacle and glory.

INSIDE THE BALLET
JOIN US AFTER THE BALLET FOR A CONVERSATION WITH CARMEN DE LAVALLADE ON THE CREATION OF GEOFFREY HOLDER’S MAGNIFICENT MASTERWORK, DOUGLA.

FAMILY MATINÉE & MEET THE BALLERINA EVENT
APRIL 7 AT 2PM
Valse-Fantaisie (New York Premiere) - George Balanchine
Le Corsaire, Pas de Deux - Marius Petipa
Harlem On My Mind (New York Premiere) - Darrell Grand Moultrie
Dougla (Company Revival) with dancers from Collage Dance Collective - Geoffrey Holder

MEET THE BALLERINA
BRING YOUR KIDS TO THE EVER-POPULAR SATURDAY FAMILY MATINÉE AND DON’T MISS THE MEET THE BALLERINA EVENT AFTER THE FINAL CURTAIN!

EVENING PROGRAM & CLOSING NIGHT PARTY
APRIL 7 AT 8PM
Valse-Fantaisie (New York Premiere) - George Balanchine
This Bitter Earth (New York Premiere) - Christopher Wheeldon
Harlem On My Mind (New York Premiere) - Darrell Grand Moultrie
Dougla (Company Revival) with dancers from Collage Dance Collective - Geoffrey Holder

CLOSING NIGHT PARTY
SATURDAY EVENING TICKET HOLDERS 21 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER ARE INVITED TO CELEBRATE WITH THE DANCERS IN THE GRAND TIER LOBBY AT A FREE CLOSING NIGHT PARTY! SPACE IS LIMITED.

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