To celebrate his legacy and the donation of the Arthur Mitchell archive to the Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Columbia University, Arthur Mitchell directs an ensemble of professional dancers in an eclectic program reflecting his lifelong commitment to excellence and diversity in dance. The program, An Informal Performance on the Art of Dance, includes introductory remarks by University Officials, Cicely Tyson as well as performance excerpts of signature works by George Balanchine (Four Temperaments and Agon), Arthur Mitchell (Balm in Gilead, The Greatest, and Rhythmetron), and Alvin Ailey (The River). Taken together, the program showcases Mitchell’s artistic vision and decades-long commitment to boundary-breaking dance. Also, on view from January 13 to March 11, 2018, at the Wallach Art Gallery, located in the Lenfest Center for the Arts, Arthur Mitchell: Harlem's Ballet Trailblazer celebrates the life and accomplishments of the New York City Ballet’s first African American star, and the founder and longtime director of the Dance Theatre of Harlem.
Guest artists include India Bradley, Marquis Floyd, Marquise Hitchcock-Jones, Erica Lall, Alicia Graf Mack, Brooklyn Mack, Michael Jackson Jr., Paunika Jones, Maria Kowroski, Ashley Mayeaux, Akua Noni Parker, Jamal Story, Rasta Thomas, Samuel Wilson, and Eric Underwood.
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