Dance Theatre of Harlem Artistic Director: Virginia Johnson
This exciting American dance company returns to Israel after a long absence with a new program for local audiences, featuring its classical repertoire of tantalizing Afro-Caribean roots.
To the oficial web-site "Watching the Harlem Dance Theatre was a wonderful experience which I enjoyed immensely. I forgot the hardships that I endured all my life." Nelson Mandela
GLORIA Choreographer: Robert Garland Music: Francis Poulenc Gloria is an exultant new work by resident choreographer Robert Garland that celebrates the rich cultural milieu to which the return of the Dance Theater of Harlem Company adds a note of triumph.
RETURN Choreographer: Robert Garland Music: Aretha Franklin and James Brown A rousing blend of the elegance of classical ballet and the gritty drive of funk Return is a quintessential DHL ballet. To songs of Aretha Franklin and James Brown, Garland has pushed the boundaries of pointe work while capturing the flavor and vitality of popular American social dances of the 1960's and 70's.
Black Swan Choreographer: Marius Petipa Music: Tchaikovsky
CONTESTED SPACE Choreographer: Donald Byrd Music: Amon Tobin Master choreographer Donald Byrd pushes the boundaries of classical technique to create an edgy exploration of modern-day male/female relationships.