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Dance Theatre of Harlem returns to ASU Gammage for 50th celebration


Dance Theatre of Harlem
October 03, 2014

In celebration of ASU Gammage’s 50th anniversary, nationally renowned Dance Theatre of Harlem returns to ASU Gammage at 7 p.m., Oct. 25, for the first time in nearly a decade. Tickets are on sale now for $35 (students $10) at asugammage.com and the ASU Gammage Box Office.

Dance Theatre of Harlem is an iconic American dance company. The company will perform an eclectic mix of new and traditional dances that will highlight the brilliance of this one-of-a-kind American dance treasure. Shortly after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., Dance Theatre of Harlem was founded based on the goals to start a school, in Harlem, in which students could learn about dance and other art forms.

In addition to encompassing the performance group and education center, Dance Theatre of Harlem also has a national and international education and community outreach program, Dancing Through Barriers. Each piece commits to bringing the arts to the lives of adults and children alike. Dance Theatre of Harlem is an unparalleled institution in the world of dance, not only in this country, but around the world.

The Dance Theatre of Harlem performance is part of ASU Gammage’s 2014-2015 BEYOND series, which for 23 years has evolved into a carefully curated series that brings world-class artists into the community. The artists selected present compelling work while connecting with Valley residents through artist residency programs, master classes and public performances. The BEYOND series is made possible by the Margaret T. Morris Foundation, The Way Family/Way Family Charitable Foundation, Reverend Jenny Norton and Bob Ramsey, US Airways, APS, NEFA and media partners KJZZ and KBAQ.