History, heritage, legacy, lines. Dance Theatre of Harlem pushes the pinnacle of balletic expression with this exhilarating mixed repertory program that features two Detroit premieres. Passage, a ground-breaking contemporary work from choreographer Claudia Schreier, examines the fortitude of the human spirit in recognition of the 400th anniversary of enslaved Africans arriving in Virginia. Higher Ground, the brilliant, Stevie Wonder-inspired social anthem from resident choreographer Robert Garland, is “a marvel” (The New York Times).
Hitsville and Harlem come together in a conversation about the intersection of music, movement, and expression. Enjoy an insightful conversation with Chairwoman and CEO of Motown Museum, Robin Terry and Dance Theatre of Harlem’s Resident Choreographer, Robert Garland, about the history of each institution and Mr. Garland’s world premiere ballet Higher Ground featuring the music of Stevie Wonder.
Choreographer Claudia Schreier and composer Jessie Montgomery discuss their new ballet for Dance Theatre of Harlem, "Passage." Discussion moderated by Dr. Jennifer Gómez.