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Canceled: Dance Theatre of Harlem Choreographers in Conversation

The groundbreaking choreographer and DTH Artistic Director take us behind the scenes of the new iteration of playful and scintillating "Barre Project."

Thursday, July 21, 2022
7:00pm – 7:45pm
Loew Auditorium, Black Family Visual Arts Center
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Arts, Lectures & Seminars

For a half century, Forsythe has been pushing the boundaries of classical and contemporary dance and creating innovative performances in collaboration with musicians, dancers and other artists. Inspired by the barre—the foundation of ballet training—The Barre Project was originally created entirely over zoom during the pandemic and filmed on the empty stage of a California theater. The project consists of five musical episodes that focus on the barre with classical choreography to the propulsive and rigorously structured music of composer and vocalist James Blake.  
During the company's summer residency at the Hop, Forsythe conceives a more expansive staging of The Barre Project for Dance Theatre of Harlem, featuring newly choreographed sections that highlight the dancing identities and talents of the ensemble. It is a distinct version of the ballet that is unique to this company alone.

Talk with Virginia Johnson and William Forsythe, moderated by Hop Director Mary Lou Aleskie.

Free, no tickets required.

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Hopkins Center for the Arts

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