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Dance Theatre of Harlem - Fall River Legend
Dance Theatre of Harlem - Fall River Legend
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts
NR     2002     1hr 0min

Acclaimed worldwide for the warmth, vitality, and versatility of its style, the Dance Theatre of Harlem is America's leading classical ballet company of black dancers. Arthur Mitchell introduces this studio recording of Ag...  more »


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Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts
Sub-Genres: Dance, Educational, Classical, Ballet & Dance
Studio: Image Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 07/23/2002
Original Release Date: 01/01/1990
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1990
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 1hr 0min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
Edition: Classical
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

One of DTH's best productions.
J. M WILINSKY | teaneck, NJ United States | 08/25/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"You may already know that Dance Theatre of Harlem was founded by Arthur Mitchell, but, as Mr. Mitchell points out in his introduction, George Balanchine was on the board of directors and was very much involved with training the dancers. In some ways, DTH continues the Balanchine tradition better than other companies. "Fall River Legend" is a beautiful production, starring Virginia Johnson as Lizzie Borden. Virginia Johnson was one of the best in her day, and does a flawless job here. (She can also be seen in DTH's "Creole Giselle", available through Ms. Johnson currently teaches and is the editor of Pointe magazine, the only American magazine devoted primarily to ballet and is available through The music was composed by Morton Gould and is exquisitely suitable for this setting. The choreography is wonderfully done by Agnes De Mille. This video was produced in Denmark, and they did a great job with every aspect of it, from the set design to the music. I have been told by some cast members that in their free time, some of the dancers visited the Royal Danish Ballet School to learn a little of the famous Danish ballet technique, and this has added to DTH's wealth of ability. It is a pity that so little of DTH's repertoire is on video, so this is an important addition."