Dance Theatre of Harlem: Sounds of Hazel
Now a singular presence in the ballet world, the Dance Theatre of Harlem Company tours nationally and internationally, presenting a powerful vision for ballet in the 21st century. The 18-member, multi-ethnic company performs a forward-thinking repertoire that includes treasured classics, neoclassical works by George Balanchine and resident choreographer Robert Garland, as well as innovative contemporary works that use the language of ballet to celebrate Arthur Mitchell’s belief that ballet belongs to everyone. Through performances, community engagement and arts education, the Company carries forward Dance Theatre of Harlem’s message of empowerment through the arts for all.
Music Worcester is thrilled to have joined six other arts presenters from across the United States as co-commissioners of Sounds of Hazel, a brand new work by Dance Theatre of Harlem celebrating the life and legacy of jazz legend Hazel Scott.