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Dance Theatre of Harlem

When: Fri., Feb. 5, 8 p.m. 2016

FRIDAY, FEB. 5

DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM

Balanchine dancer and choreographer Arthur Mitchell created a sea change in the dance world when he formed Dance Theatre of Harlem in 1969, advancing a groundbreaking fusion of ballet, modern and African sensibilities with an all-black professional troupe. But the company found unwanted fame in 2004, when administrative problems—and a multimillion-dollar deficit—forced it into a nine-year hiatus. A group of company students and artists toured provisionally (coming here in 2011) before a much smaller ensemble's formal New York return in 2013. At the Carolina Theatre on Friday, a lineup of fourteen favors old favorites, like Robert Garland's Return, a funky balletic street party set to music by James Brown and Aretha Franklin, and New Bach, Garland's hip-hop take on Johann Sebastian. We'll also see a new work by Dianne McIntyre and Contested Space, a meditation on men and women in relationships by Donald Byrd. —Byron Woods

CAROLINA THEATRE, DURHAM

8 p.m., $12–$77, www.carolinatheatre.org

Price: $12-$77

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