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Dance Theatre of Harlem

July 20, 2023 | 7:00 pm

(Above) DTH Company Anthony Santos, Derek Brockington, Amanda Smith and Dylan Santos, photo by Rachel Neville; (below) Company in “Passage,” photo by Theik Smith

Dance Theatre of Harlem is a leading dance institution of unparalleled global acclaim, encompassing a professional touring company, a leading studio school, and a national and international education and community outreach program. Each component of Dance Theatre of Harlem carries a solid commitment towards enriching the lives of young people and adults around the world through the arts. Founded in 1969 by Arthur Mitchell and Karel Shook, Dance Theatre of Harlem is considered “one of ballet’s most exciting undertakings” (The New York Times). Shortly after the assassination of The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Mitchell was inspired to start a school that would offer children — especially those in Harlem, the community in which he was born — the opportunity to learn about dance and the allied arts. Now in its sixth decade, Dance Theatre of Harlem has grown into a multi-cultural dance institution with an extraordinary legacy of providing opportunities for creative expression and artistic excellence that continues to set standards in the performing arts. Dance Theatre of Harlem has achieved unprecedented success, bringing innovative and bold new forms of artistic expression to audiences in New York City, across the country and around the world.


Nyman String Quartet No. 2
Choreography by Robert Garland
Music: Michael Nyman


Higher Ground
Choreography by Robert Garland
Music: Stevie Wonder


Blake Works IV (The Barre Project)
Choreography by William Forsythe
Music: James Blake

LOCATION: Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts, 733 Rivers St., Boone, NC 28608

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the Box Office at theschaefercenter@appstate.edu or call 800-841-2787 or 828-262-4046.


Standard: $35
App State Faculty/Staff: $30
Children 12 and younger: FREE with purchase of adult ticket

Thursday, July 20, 2023 | 7pm
Doors open at 6pm


**There will be NO late seating.**
This policy applies to the start of the performance and following both intermissions. Doors open at 6pm, show begins promptly at 7pm. Please plan accordingly.

ACCOMMODATION STATEMENT: Appalachian is committed to providing an inclusive experience for individuals with disabilities. If accommodations are needed in order to fully participate on the basis of a disability, contact the Office of Disability Resources (828.262.3056). It is recommended that accommodation requests be made two weeks prior to the event.


Now a singular presence in the ballet world, the Dance Theatre of Harlem Company tours nationally and internationally, presenting a powerful vision for ballet in the 21st century. The 18-member, multi-ethnic company performs a forward-thinking repertoire that includes treasured classics, neoclassical works by George Balanchine and resident choreographer Robert Garland, as well as innovative contemporary works that use the language of ballet to celebrate Arthur Mitchell’s belief that ballet belongs to everyone. Through performances, community engagement and arts education, the Company carries forward Dance Theatre of Harlem’s message of empowerment through the arts for all.


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July 20, 2023
7:00 pm
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