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People are often skeptical of if not surprised by the notion of classical ballet in Harlem, but for the past 48 years Dance Theatre of Harlem has been a shining example of exactly how powerful such an unexpected flowering can be. Sometimes providing an alternate view on a traditional perspective is just what is needed to bring a venerated art form like ballet into the present moment and by so doing define the role of art in our time.
Virginia Johnson is the Artistic Director of Dance Theatre of Harlem.