Join Riverfront Times Press Club. Because No News is Bad News.

Renew, Regenerate, Revitalize 

For those who were worried that the opportunity had vanished to see the superb Dance Theatre of Harlem perform live after the professional ballet company went on hiatus in 2004, fret no more: Not only has the company relaunched, but thanks to Dance St. Louis, it is spending a weekend at the Touhill Performing Arts Center on the University of Missouri-St. Louis campus (1 University Drive at Natural Bridge Road). Founded in 1969 by Arthur Mitchell and Karel Shook (the former, who was once a principal with the New York City Ballet, was the first African American male to join a major ballet company, and the latter was his teacher), and now led by former company principal Virginia Johnson, DTH stays true to its origins, remaining committed to diversity and high-quality dance. Expect to see commanding ballet pieces, including a new work by Darrell Grand Moultrie, Ulysses Dove's Dancing on the Front Porch of Heaven (Odes to Love and Loss) from 1993, and even tributes to George Balanchine. Dance Theatre of Harlem takes the stage at 8 p.m. Friday, and at 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday (November 7 and 8), and tickets, which cost $38 to $65, are available at 314-516-4949 or
Fri., Nov. 7, 8 p.m.; Sat., Nov. 8, 2 & 8 p.m., 2014

Riverfront Times works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of St. Louis and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep St. Louis' true free press free.

Related Locations

Latest in Night & Day

More by Alison Sieloff

Read the Digital Print Issue

September 9, 2020

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In St. Louis

© 2020 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation