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Dance Theatre of Harlem
October 1, 2016
Clemens Center presents
DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM
Includes World Premiere performance choreographed by Francesca Harper
Saturday, October 1, 2016, 8:00 p.m.
Single Tickets: $50/$40/$30
Processing and facility maintenance fees apply.
A “STUDENT RUSH TICKET” IS BEING OFFERED FOR SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1ST PERFORMANCE OF DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM AT THE CLEMENS CENTER IN DOWNTOWN ELMIRA! – Discounted Tickets are being offered to Students for $20.00 per student ID (2 ticket limit per ID) at the Clemens Center Box Office window only. This is based on availability and is not valid toward prior purchase and cannot be combined with other offers. To purchase a discounted student $20 “rush” ticket, visit the Clemens Center Box Office between 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (and on day of show…up to show time of 8:00 p.m.) and present your student ID.
For more information, call 607-734-8191 or 800-724-0159 or…
POWER. RHYTHM. DANCE!
Dance Series Subscriptions Are Available – Subscribe Today!
A Dance Series Subscription is being offered for the three-show series featuring: DANCE THEATRE OR HARLEM on Saturday, October 1, 2016, at 8:00 p.m., FLAMENCO VIVO/CARLOTA SANTANA on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. and STEP AFRIKA! on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Member 3-show Series: $128/$101/$74 on sale August 10th
Non-Member 3-show Series: $141/$111/$81 on sale August 17th
*Subscription price includes processing and facility maintenance fees
To purchase a subscription package visit or call the Clemens Center Box Office, Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. or by phone at 607-734-8191 or 800-724-0159
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When purchasing the three-show subscription package, you receive one ticket in the same seat to DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM, FLAMENCO VIVO/CARLOTA SANTANA and STEP AFRIKA! As an add-on option…Add tickets to your subscription order for the optional performance of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA. Additional single full price tickets for Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA are $67.00/$64.50/$54.50/$32.50 per ticket plus facility fee and processing fees. Please note this show is not on the subscription series and orders will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis and subject to availability.
When you come to see the Dance Theatre of Harlem – expect to be enthralled!
A new one-act ballet choreographed by Francesca Harper with music by John Adams (String Quartet No.1), System will make its world premiere on October 1 at the Clemens Center.
System is inspired by current social justice issues in America, in particular as they relate to the black community, and the ballet has been built in collaboration with the cast of 8 dancers using their own experiences, as people of color, as material for exploration.
Developed through DTH’s Women Who Move Us choreography initiative, with leadership support from the Howard Gilman Foundation as well as grants from New York State Council on the Arts and National Dance Project, System will be featured in DTH’s 2016 – 2017 touring repertoire. Costumes for System have been designed by Elias Gurrola and Lighting Design by Nick Hung.
When it was founded in 1969 by Arthur Mitchell and Karel Shook, Dance Theatre of Harlem was considered “one of ballet’s most exciting undertakings.” 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 opportunity to learn about dance and the allied arts. Now in its fifth decade, the Company is known for its thrilling performances that successfully challenge preconceived notions.
The fourteen diverse dance artists of Dance Theatre of Harlem perform cutting-edge contemporary works using the language of ballet to celebrate African American culture—bringing new life to the art form. The Company has embarked on an initiative to encourage repertoire from female choreographers, especially female choreographers of color, which is called “Women Who Move Us.” Dance Theatre of Harlem has achieved unprecedented success, bringing innovative and bold new forms of artistic expression to audiences in New York City, across the country, and around the world.
Show Length: 105 minutes including two 15 minute intermissions.
The presentation of Dance Theatre of Harlem was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
This performance is sponsored in part by: