Showcasing January 22 - June 26, 2016, this majestic exhibition of dazzling costumes, set pieces, and video excerpts celebrates an iconic company and its corps who defied prejudice, and gravity itself, in pursuit of their talent. In the process, the company made history and shattered barriers for future generations of aspiring performers. Dance Theatre of Harlem is a celebration of courage, and of the magic and uplifting power of the performing arts.
In addition to the costumes and staged ballets, the exhibition includes historical photographs, original tour programs, tour posters, letters from choreographers and dignitaries, and design bibles. The exhibition honors the art of dance, and a man who dared to define a vision, rather than having it defined for him.