July 19, 1992
In his review of "Way Past Cool" (April 19), Robert Ward refers to "Warren Miller's great novel 'Harlem'--a book that should be in print permanently." I was gratified to read this appreciation of my late brother's work, but would like to note that the correct title of the novel Mr. Ward mentions is "The Siege of Harlem." Warren Miller, who died in 1966 at the age of 44, was also the author of another novel about Harlem, the much- acclaimed "The Cool World." GITA FLAUM BEVERLY HILLS
May 15, 1985 |
Lincoln Kirstein, the visionary and conscience of American ballet, was blunt about it back in 1970: "Fancy Free," he wrote, "remains the sturdiest characteristic national work" in our repertory. Not the most profound or the most subtle or the most demanding, mind you, but the sturdiest.
May 18, 1985 |
Domy Reiter-Soffer's "La Mer" is a very solemn ballet with just one idea but many, many failings. Created four years ago for the Eddy Toussaint Dance Company of Montreal, it was performed for the first time by Dance Theatre of Harlem on an otherwise familiar program Thursday in Pasadena Civic Auditorium. Against a luminous backdrop divided horizontally by a rippling line, Reiter-Soffer deploys four principals and a small corps in a simulation of liquid ebb and flow: ocean's motion, ballet style.
March 11, 2008
Dance Theatre of Harlem: In some copies of Thursday's Calendar section, a caption with an article about the Dance Theatre of Harlem misidentified its founder and artistic director, Arthur Mitchell, as Arthur Miller.
July 25, 1990 |
A dispute between two young men over who was better at a trendy dance called "voguing" ended Tuesday with one rival killing the other, police said. Escoban de Jesus, 19, was stabbed in the abdomen with a pair of scissors near a Hudson River pier that neighborhood residents said is used as an open-air dance club. Fitzgerald Billips, 24, of Brooklyn, was charged with second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon.
June 23, 1989 |
The Dance Theater of Harlem opened its 20th anniversary season Wednesday night in New York with a performance of "Giselle." "The fact that we have survived and gotten here in 20 years is a miracle," said Arthur Mitchell, executive director and co-founder of the company. Speaking before the performance, Mitchell thanked the audience for its support and the city of New York for a $2.5-million grant that will be used to renovate the Harlem facility and other properties.