ABOUT DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM
The Company is known for its thrilling performances that successfully challenge preconceived notions. The Dance Theatre of Harlem Company consists of 14 racially diverse dance artists who perform an eclectic, demanding repertoire. From treasured classics, neo-classical works by George Balanchine and resident choreographer Robert Garland, cutting edge contemporary works and works that use the language of ballet to celebrate African American culture, the Company brings new life to the art form of classical ballet. In addition to performances in New York City across the country and abroad, Company activities that carry a message of empowerment through the arts also include engaging community through education activities for audiences and young people.
ARTIST WEBSITE: http://www.dancetheatreofharlem.org/
ABOUT MAX POLLAK RUMBATAP
ARTIST WEBSITE: http://www.rumbatap.com/
ABOUT NEW YORK THEATRE BALLET
ARTIST WEBSITE: http://nytb.org/
ABOUT ANDREA SNYDER: PROGRAM CURATOR
About the Organizers
ANDREA SNYDER, co-director of American Dance Abroad, is also a management & leadership strategist for the arts. Andrea served as Dance/USA’s president and executive director (January 2000 to June 2011). She created and directed the National Initiative to Preserve America’s Dance (NIPAD) grant program for The Pew Charitable Trusts (1993 to 2000); was assistant director of the NEA Dance Program (1987-1993); booking agent for Sheldon Soffer Management; executive director of Laura Dean Dancers and Musicians; administrator of the NYU Tisch School of the Arts Dance Department; associate administrator for the Cunningham Dance Foundation; and assistant to the Director of the Dance Notation Bureau. She chaired the Performing Arts Alliance board and was a member of the Dance Magazine inaugural Board of Advisors. From 1995-2010, she moderated The Kennedy Center’s contemporary dance post-performance discussions. This is Andrea's second season curating Dance Off The Grid for the Emelin Theatre.