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Dance Theatre of Harlem
*Due to the tipoff time of the Purdue vs. Indiana men’s basketball game on January 16, the start time for Dance Theatre of Harlem has shifted to 6pm. Patrons attending this Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. commemorative event should still be able to get home after the performance to watch the second half of the basketball game. Dance Theatre of Harlem, January 16, 2024 at 6pm, presented by the Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging and powered by Purdue Convocations.
ABOUT THE SHOW
Each year, Purdue celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through a commemorative event that honors his life’s work in civil rights and social justice. This Convos season, the Dance Theatre of Harlem will elevate this annual event with their stunning, passionate choreography and performance.
Founded in 1969, the Dance Theatre of Harlem is an institution of unparalleled global acclaim, and the 18-member, multi-ethnic company performs a forward-thinking repertoire that uses the language of ballet to celebrate the belief that the art form belongs to everyone. Dance Theatre of Harlem is not just a dance company– they are a singular presence in the ballet world, an elegant example of what is possible when an inclusive approach to art is allowed to evolve and thrive.
The performance at Purdue will include works set to a variety of musical styles including “Higher Ground” (Stevie Wonder), Allegro (Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky), and Blake Works (James Blake).
2024 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. events at Purdue
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For group orders larger than 6, please visit the Box Office in Stewart Center, or call (765) 494-3933 Monday – Friday, 10am-6pm.VISIT COMPANY WEBSITE
One of America’s most revered dance companies display their immense talents again in a beautifully created and performed show.