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Dance Theatre of Harlem's residency at Chautauqua Institution during the month of April 2021.
During the residency, the company took part in Chautauqua Arts Education programs online with Chautauqua County schools, as well as online conversations on CHQ Assembly featuring artistic director Virginia Johnson and renowned choreographer Tiffany Rea-Fisher. Rea-Fisher’s focus in the residency is a commission in tribute to legendary jazz and classical pianist and singer Hazel Scott, in the year that would have been Scott’s 100th birthday. The Hazel Scott Project has been commissioned by Washington Performing Arts with additional support provided by Dartmouth College Hopkins Center and Chautauqua Institution.
Dance Theater of Harlem’s Chautauqua residency is supported by the Alphadyne Foundation.
An informal presentation on the art and science of classical dancing, a lecture/demonstration is a fun and accessible introduction to ballet. Specific exercises that develop jumping, turning, partnering, lifting, and dancing on pointe are demonstrated and explained. Throughout, excerpts from Danc...
Dance Theatre of Harlem: Conversation with Virginia Johnson & Tiffany Rea-Fisher
Originally broadcast at 12 p.m. ET Wednesday, April 28, 2021.
A founding member of Dance Theatre of Harlem, Virginia Johnson was one of its principal ballerinas over a career that spanned nearly 30 years. After retiring in 1997, Ms. Johnson went on to found Pointe Magazine and was editor-in chie...
Dance Theatre of Harlem: Conversation with Virginia Johnson, Artistic Director
Originally broadcast at 12 p.m. ET Friday, April 16, 2021.
A founding member of Dance Theatre of Harlem, Virginia Johnson was one of its principal ballerinas over a career that spanned nearly 30 years. After retiring in 1997, Ms. Johnson went on to found Pointe Magazine and was editor-in chief f...