Contemporary dance from Harlem

Dance Theatre of Harlem performs tonight at the Orpheum Theater.


AFTER THE 1968 assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., dancer and choreographer Arthur Mitchell wanted a school that would teach children of color about the arts. The Dance Theatre of Harlem now runs an arts education center, an international outreach program and a company of 14 racially diverse dancers.

Ahead of its performance tonight, the troupe has been in Omaha this week for community activities including a storytelling workshop at Salem Baptist Church and a ballet master class at the Holland Center.

Tonight's program at the Orpheum Theater will include "Return," a contemporary piece with music by James Brown and Aretha Franklin. Tickets to the 7:30 p.m. show are $20 to $37 and are available at TicketOmaha.com or 402-345-0606.

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