Arthur Mitchell Honored By Columbia University In Harlem

Zelda_Arthur_Mitchell1_gallery-image_6352Columbia University will confer the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters on the legendary dance pioneer and social activist Arthur Mitchell this month, the Arthur Mitchell Project announced today. Continue Reading →

Ron And Nancy Reagan, Cicely Tyson And Arthur Mitchell At The Kennedy Center 1981

2/10/81 President Reagan and Nancy Reagan posing with Cicely Tyson at a performance by Harlem Dance Theatre at Kennedy CenterOn  February 10th, 1981, president Reagan and Nancy Reagan met Harlem born actress Cicely Tyson and Arthur Mitchell founder and director of the Dance Theatre of Harlem at the Kennedy Center, Washington, DC. Continue Reading →

Arthur Mitchell And Friends Film At Columbia U, Harlem

16MITCHELL1-master675Join the conversation and film screening on the leader, legend and trailblazer Harlem-born Arthur Mitchell, the first African-American star of New York City Ballet. Continue Reading →

Souleo: Dance exhibition celebrates ‘firsts’ while looking to the future

Green Lady from Dougla. 1974. Green dress, headdress, and white skirt. Courtesy of Dance Theatre of HarlemThe founding of the Dance Theatre of Harlem in 1969 by Arthur Mitchell and Karel Shook occurred in the aftermath of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 1968 assassination. Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Dance Theatre of Harlem II Debut

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Dance Theatre of Harlem II, also known as the Dance Theatre of Harlem Ensemble, will begin their New York début season at the Joyce Theater on February 7, 2012.  Continue Reading →