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Santa Barbara Debut
Dance Theatre of Harlem
50th Anniversary Tour (2019/2020 Performing Arts)
“The occasion is major.” The New York Times
“One of ballet’s most exciting undertakings.” The New York Times
Celebrate 50 years of Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH), a singular presence in the dance world presenting a powerful vision for ballet in the 21st century. Founded in 1969 in response to the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., the beloved, multiethnic company of 17 dancers performs a forward-thinking repertoire that includes treasured classics, neoclassical works as well as innovative contemporary works that use the language of ballet to celebrate African-American culture. A multicultural institution with an extraordinary legacy, DTH brings bold new forms of artistic expression to audiences in New York City, across the country and around the world, carrying forward DTH’s message of empowerment through the arts for all.
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Presented in association with the UCSB Department of Theater and Dance
Presented through the generosity of Jody & John Arnhold
Dance Series Sponsors:
Annette & Dr. Richard Caleel
Margo Cohen-Feinberg & Bob Feinberg
Irma & Morrie Jurkowitz
The presentation of Dance Theatre of Harlem was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Funded in part by the Community Events & Festivals Program using funds provided by the City of Santa Barbara in partnership with the Santa Barbara County Office of Arts and Culture
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