Dance Theatre of Harlem - Michigan Opera Theatre

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Celebrating its golden anniversary, Dance Theatre of Harlem returns to the Detroit Opera House with a program showcasing 50 years of their commitment to access, opportunity and excellence. Using the language of ballet they celebrate African-American culture and bring new life to the art form. Audiences have come to love their thrilling performances that empower and inspire. Featuring the WORLD PREMIERE of Robert Garland's Higher Ground, set to the music of Motown legend Stevie Wonder!

Fast Facts

Dance Theatre of Harlem
Founded 1969 by Arthur Mitchell

Program

Odalisques by Virginia Johnson
.
Higher Ground, a WORLD PREMIERE by Robert Garland set to the music of Stevie Wonder
.
~Intermission~
.
Passage by Claudia Schreier
.
~Intermission~
.
Balamouk by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa

Videos

Images

Additional Resources

"Bravo" program book (pdf)

Sponsors

2019-2020 Dance Season is sponsored by


and made possible through the generosity of

JOANNE and RICHARD BRODIE
and the
MAXINE and STUART FRANKEL FOUNDATION


with additional support from
Jeremy Zeltzer and Kevin Dennis
and the
Marvin, Betty & Joanne Danto Family Foundation


Dance Theatre of Harlem is additionally supported by


The presentation of Passage was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts National Dance Project

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Fast Facts

Dance Theatre of Harlem
Founded 1969 by Arthur Mitchell

Sponsors

2019-2020 Dance Season is sponsored by


and made possible through the generosity of

JOANNE and RICHARD BRODIE
and the
MAXINE and STUART FRANKEL FOUNDATION


with additional support from
Jeremy Zeltzer and Kevin Dennis
and the
Marvin, Betty & Joanne Danto Family Foundation


Dance Theatre of Harlem is additionally supported by


The presentation of Passage was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts National Dance Project

Additional Resources

"Bravo" program book (pdf)