Dance Theater of Harlem at Lincoln Center and Jacob’s Pillow

Dance Theatre of Harlem celebrates its 45th anniversary season with performances from April 23-27 at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall. The company will present six performances consisting of two programs and a Family Matinee.

past-carry-forward will make its New York premier. The piece is “…a dramatized look by choreographers/DTH alums Thaddeus Davis and Tanya Wideman-Davis at the Great Migration as told through the eyes of the people who experienced the Harlem Renaissance, a segregated military and the civil rights of their day and what that means as African Americans make their way into the future of a new America,” according to the DTH website.

Also on the bill are Robert Garland’s Gloria and a revived production of his New Bach, Ulysses Dove’s Dancing on the Front Porch of Heaven and a re-imagined production of Pas de Dix, originally staged for DTH by Frederick Franklin, with newly orchestrated music and newly designed costumes.

DTH has a busy spring touring schedule, ending with a run at Jacob’s Pillow in Becket, Massachusetts on July 9-13. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen DTH and I look forward to their New York and Jacob’s Pillow performances.