Dance Theatre of Harlem performs on January 25

Kesha Williams
January 15, 2009

The Elizabeth City State University Lyceum Series Committee presents the Dance Theatre of Harlem at 4 p.m. on January 25 in the auditorium of the Mickey L. Burnim Fine Arts Center. The Dance Theatre of Harlem is a leading dance institution of unparalleled global acclaim, encompassing a dance company, a leading arts education center and Dancing Through Barriers, a national and international education and community outreach program. Each component of Dance Theatre of Harlem carries a solid commitment towards enriching the lives of young people and adults around the world through the arts. Founded in 1969 by Arthur Mitchell and Karel Shook, Dance Theatre of Harlem was considered "one of ballet's most exciting undertakings" (The New York Times, 1971). Shortly after the assassination of The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Mitchell was inspired to start a school that would offer children - especially those in Harlem, the community in which he was born - the opportunity to learn about dance and the allied arts. Now in its fourth decade, Dance Theatre of Harlem has grown into a multi-cultural dance institution with an extraordinary legacy of providing opportunities for creative expression and artistic excellence that continues to set standards in the performing arts. Purchase tickets online, www.ecsu.edu or at the cashier's window in the Marion D. Thorpe Administration Building. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for ECSU students and youths under age 12.