The National Museum of Dance and School of the Arts welcome Arthur Mitchell to their studios on November 4.
SARATOGA SPRINGS – Arthur Mitchell, former New York City Ballet principal dancer and founder of Dance Theatre of Harlem, is one of the most influential and pioneering figures in the history of dance. A MacArthur Fellow and recipient of a Kennedy Center Honor, Mr. Mitchell is also a 1999 inductee into the Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney Hall of Fame. A MacArthur Fellow and recipient of a Kennedy Center Honor, Mr. Mitchell is also a 1999 inductee into the Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney Hall of Fame.
On Saturday, November 4, Mr. Mitchell will teach a Master Class from 11 am to 12:30 pm. in the Swyer Studios at the School of the Arts. The cost is $20 per dancer. Dancers can register online or by calling 518-584-2225 ext 3008. For more information visit dancemuseum.org.
Following the assassination of The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Arthur Mitchell was inspired to start a school that would offer children — especially those in Harlem, the community in which he was born — the opportunity to learn about dance and the allied arts. Nearly fifty years later, Dance Theatre of Harlem has grown into a multi-cultural dance institution with an extraordinary legacy of providing opportunities for creative expression and artistic excellence that continues to set standards in the performing arts. Dance Theatre of Harlem has achieved unprecedented success, bringing innovative and bold new forms of artistic expression to audiences in New York City, across the country, and around the world.