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|Dance Theatre of Harlem|
Actors: Virginia E. Johnson, Eddie J. Shellman, Lowell D. Smith, Yanna Kroyt-Brandt, Dance Theatre of Harlem
Director: Thomas Grimm
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts, Documentary
The Dance Theatre of Harlem, America's first outstanding classical ballet company of black dancers, started out as a ghetto experiment which quickly reached world-class level. It was created by Arthur Mitchell, a School of... more »
An interesting, varied program!
J. M WILINSKY | teaneck, NJ United States | 09/03/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Dance Theatre of Harlem, founded by Arthur Mitchell AND George Balanchine, is a first rate ballet company and this dvd offers a nice, varied sample of their large body of work, only a small portion of which is available on video(please see my review for "Fall River Legend" for more information on DTH). "Troy Game" and "The Beloved" are exquisitely choreographed modern dance pieces and "John Henry" is a light hearted folk piece choreographed by Arthur Mitchell and the input of the dancers themselves(this bit of information comes from what cast members have told me). The DTH dancers are all clasically trained(in those days by Arthur Mitchell and George Balanchine himself) and this is quite evident in their dancing. This production was done in Denmark and is absolutely first rate in quality, from set design to music."