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Austin Debut

Now a singular presence in the ballet world, celebrating more than 50 years together, the Dance Theatre of Harlem Company tours nationally and internationally, presenting a powerful vision for ballet in the 21st century. The 17-member, multi-ethnic company performs a forward-thinking repertoire that includes treasured classics, neoclassical works as well as innovative contemporary works that use the language of ballet to celebrate African American culture. In their Austin debut, the acclaimed company will perform an all-new program featuring new choreography from Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Robert Garland, and William Forsythe and music by Stevie Wonder, James Blake, Les Yuex Noirs, and more.

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Balamouk — Choreography Annabelle Lopez Ochoa // Music: Les Yeux Noirs

Higher Ground — Choreography: Robert Garland // Music: Stevie Wonder 
Named “Best Dance Performance of 2022” by The New York Times

Blake Works IV — Choreography: William Forsythe // Music: James Blake

Total run time: 105 minutes
Balamouk – 24 min
Intermission – 15 min
Higher Ground – 28 min
Intermission – 15 min
Blake Works IV – 23 min

Join us for a post-performance discussion
Immediately following the performance
Moderated by Dr. Jennifer Wilks, Director of the John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies
Including Virginia Johnson, Artistic Director of Dance Theatre of Harlem, and members of the company
For Ticket-holders Only

Media Sponsors: Austin PBS & KAZI-FM

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