Tuesday, November 23, 2010

☞ READ: Dance Theater of Harlem's Return

After having been shuttered for the past 6 years, the New York Times reports that the Dance Theater of Harlem is ready for a comeback. The first major black ballet troupe formed by Arthur Mitchell in 1969 faced over $2.3 million in debt back in 2004 and the organization had to tell its 44-member company to disband.  Now under a the new direction of Virginia Johnson, a smaller troupe has formed with 18 dancers,  the company has hired a new marketing associate and debt has been reduce to $1 million.  There's a five year plan to grow the company into a $5.5 organization and the now diverse troupe has debuted a monthly Sunday mantinee (which will feature excerpts from the Nutcracker in the December 12th event): LINK.   Read more about the Dance Theater of Harlem in the New York Times article: LINK.  Photo courtesy of Andrea Mohin

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