June 24, 2019 —(Becket, MA) Dance Theatre of Harlem celebrates 50 years of dance at Jacob’s Pillow and commemorates the legacy of their late co-founder Arthur Mitchell in the Ted Shawn Theatre, July 10-14. Founding member and principal dancer Virginia Johnson now leads the multi-ethnic ballet company known for their innovative repertoire, acclaimed as “classy, earnest, and potent” (LA Times). Returning to the Pillow for the first time in five years, Dance Theatre of Harlem performs a program showcasing the dancers’ diverse technical expertise in Darrell Grand Moultrie’s Harlem on My Mind, Christopher Wheeldon’s This Bitter Earth, George Balanchine’s Valse Fantaisie, and premiering at the Pillow, an expanded version of Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award winner Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Balamouk.
“We’re thrilled to celebrate 50 years of this groundbreaking company and are particularly excited to premiere an expanded version of Balamouk in honor of this year’s Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award Winner Annabelle Lopez Ochoa,” says Jacob’s Pillow Director Pamela Tatge.
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