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Dance Theatre of Harlem

a history, a movement, a celebration
Author: Search for this author Tyrus, Judy (author); Novosel, Paul (author)
Statement of Responsibility: Jusy Tyrus ; Paul Novosel
Medium identifier: SKH
Year: 2021
Publisher: New York, Dafina
Media group: Buch
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"From its modest beginnings in the 1960s in a Harlem church basement, to its meteoric rise to international fame, the Dance Theatre of Harlem ignited the world with one simple, still-revolutionary statement: All can do ballet. Into the 21st century, as the world, and the country, continue their historical struggles and triumphs, the story of this haven for dancers of all colors and backgrounds resonates more than ever. Here, for the first time, is the definitive portrait of the one-of-a-kind community dance company that reflected -- and shaped -- our times, and whose enduring principle continues to inspire the future. With exclusive backstage stories from its legendary dancers and staff, and unprecedented access to its archives, Dance Theatre of Harlem is a striking chronicle of the company's amazing history, its fascinating daily workings, and the visionaries who made its legacy. Here you'll discover how the company's founders -- African-American maestro Arthur Mitchell of George Balanchine's New York City Ballet, and Nordic-American Karel Shook of The Dutch National Ballet -- created timeless works that challenged Eurocentric mainstream ballet head-on -- and used new techniques to examine ongoing issues of power, beauty, myth, and the ever-changing definition of art itself. Gaining prominence in the 1970s and 80s with a succession of triumphs -- including its spectacular season at the Metropolitan Opera House -- the company also gained fans and supporters that included Nelson Mandela, Stevie Wonder, Cicely Tyson, Misty Copeland, Jessye Norman, and six American presidents. Dance Theatre of Harlem details this momentous era as well as the company's difficult years, its impressive recovery as it partnered with new media's most brilliant creators -- and, in the wake of its 50th anniversary, amid a global pandemic, its evolution into a worldwide virtual performance space. Alive with stunning photographs, including many from the legendary Marbeth, this incomparable book is a must-have for any lover of dance, art, culture, or history."

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Author: Search for this author Tyrus, Judy (author); Novosel, Paul (author)
Statement of Responsibility: Jusy Tyrus ; Paul Novosel
Medium identifier: SKH
Year: 2021
Publisher: New York, Dafina
Works included: Part one. Arthur Mitchell. The trip to Brazil ; Family and early years ; Dress code for dancers ; Broadway debut ; Katherine Dunham ; Early career and dance studies ; John Butler ; New York City ballet ; The black and White of Agon ;, Karel Shook. A child thespian ; Shook's early studies ; Becoming a teacher ; His own school ; Dutch National Ballet ; Amsterdam -- Birth of a school. The age of anxiety ; The 1960s dance scene in New York ; Shook's "aboutness" of dance --, Part two. Beginnings: the seasons 1968-1971. Controlled avalanche ; Harlem School of the Arts ; Dorothy Maynor ; Lecture demonstrations ; A board of directors ; Church of the master ; Alva Gimbel and 466 West 152nd Street ;, Music and musicians ; The DTH style ; Guggenheim and touring ; The seasons' ballets -- Pink tights in black tea: the seasons 1972-1976. The times ; Building community ; Allied arts ; Karel Shook's dance philosophy ; Zelda Wynn ; The school grows ;, Geoffrey Holder ; Pink tights in black tea ; The seasons' ballets -- World stature: the seasons 1977-1985. The times ; Artistic growth and community ; The Wiz ; Doin' it, a musical revue ; For presidents and Prime Ministers, Casting logistics ; Awards ; Benefits and benefactors ; The George Balanchine tribute ; Tours: triumphs, surprises, and mishaps ; The 1984 Olympics ; Television ; Danilova and Franklin ; Glen Tetley ; Firebird ; Giselle ;
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ISBN: 9781496733603
Description: IX, 292 Seiten : Illustrationen
Tags: African American dancers, Ballet ; United States ; History, Bildband, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Tanztheater, Tanztheater / History, USA, Dance theater
Participating parties: Search for this character Dance Theatre (Harlem, NY) (singer)
Language: Englisch
Type of Content: Bildband
Media group: Buch