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.