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Dance Theatre of Harlem: MLK Celebration WHEN: Saturday, January 14, doors open 7:30; performance 8 PM WHERE: NJPAC, One Center Street, Newark TICKETS: start at $29
Experience poetry in motion when the legendary Dance Theatre of Harlem, celebrating 47 years of passion, power and perfection, returns for this year's MLK Celebration at NJPAC.
Dance Theatre of Harlem, founded in 1969 by Arthur Mitchell and Karel Shook, was an artistic means of turning despair into hope following the assassination of Dr. King. Considered "one of ballet's most exciting undertakings" (The New York Times), it has grown over more than four decades into an innovative, multi-cultural company that brings bold new forms of artistic expression to audiences around the globe.
One of the nation's most vital dance institutions, the company consists of racially diverse dancers, known worldwide for bringing a contemporary flair to classical and neo-classical ballet repertoire. Dance Theatre of Harlem remains committed to artistic excellence, and to reaching new audiences with a powerful message of self-reliance, artistic relevance and individual responsibility.
As part of the MLK Celebration, NJPAC will also host Embodying the Dream, celebrating of the life and message of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through performing arts workshops and activities for children and their families.
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About NJPAC New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), located in downtown Newark, New Jersey, is among the largest performing arts centers in the United States and is the artistic, cultural, educational and civic center of New Jersey - where great performances and events enhance and transform lives every day. NJPAC brings diverse communities together, providing access to all and showcasing the state's and the world's best artists while acting as a leading catalyst in the revitalization of its home city. Through its extensive Arts Education programs, NJPAC is shaping the next generation of artists and arts enthusiasts. NJPAC has attracted more than 10 million visitors (including over 1.5 million children) since opening its doors in 1997, and nurtures meaningful and lasting relationships with each of its constituents. NJPAC is a proud partner of Newark Celebration 350.