Dance Theatre of HarlemPresented by Jacob's Pillow
Celebrating 50 years of Dance Theatre of Harlem’s signature artistry, this beloved, multi-ethnic ballet company returns to Jacob’s Pillow in commemoration of co-founder, the late Arthur Mitchell. Founding member and former principal dancer Virginia Johnson now leads the 16-member company known for a forward-thinking repertoire.
Along with treasured classics, this dynamic company presents innovative, culturally inclusive works that propel ballet into the 21st century. Dance Theatre of Harlem made its first public appearances at the Pillow in 1970, just one year after it was founded and prior to its New York debut. The company performs an expanded version of Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award winner Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s “Balamouk,” originally created for Fall for Dance as well as George Balanchine’s “Valse Fantaisie,” Christopher Wheeldon’s “This Bitter Earth,” and Darrell Grand Moultrie’s “Harlem on My Mind.”