Sunday, 7 April 2013
Some Unalloyed Good News: Dance Theatre of Harlem returns to Lincoln Centre
This short video from today's New York Times tells the story of the closure and revival of the Dance Theatre of Harlem.
I first saw this company when it performed at Covent Garden over 30 years ago and fell in love with it. I was deeply saddened when it had to close its doors in 2004. I am overjoyed that it is coming back to Lincoln Centre with a programme that includes Balanchine's Agon. With ticket prices ranging from US$25 to $125 I urge my US readers (and anyone else who can spare the time and cash for a flight to New York) to see them.
Their stars include Michaela DePrnce, an exciting young dancer who is not yet known in this country, about whom I blogged on Friday ("Michaela DePrince" 4 April 2013).
Like so many businesses in Silicon Valley this wonderful company was started in a garage. Maybe I should clear out mine.