Dance Theatre of Harlem: The Hazel Scott Ballet
The Hanover Theatre [Worcester]
|May 4, 2023
|The Hanover Theatre
|2 Southbridge Street Worcester
DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM
Now a singular presence in the ballet world, the Dance Theatre of Harlem Company tours nationally and internationally, presenting a powerful vision for ballet in the 21st century. The 18-member, multi-ethnic company performs a forward-thinking repertoire that includes treasured classics, neoclassical works by George Balanchine and resident choreographer Robert Garland, as well as innovative contemporary works that use the language of ballet to celebrate Arthur Mitchell’s belief that ballet belongs to everyone. Through performances, community engagement and arts education, the Company carries forward Dance Theatre of Harlem’s message of empowerment through the arts for all.
SOUNDS OF HAZEL: THE HAZEL SCOTT BALLET
Music Worcester is thrilled to have joined six other arts presenters from across the United States as co-commissioners of Sounds of Hazel, a brand new work by Dance Theatre of Harlem celebrating the life and legacy of jazz legend Hazel Scott.
Curated with input from Scott’s son Adam Clayton Powell III and Scott biographer Karen Chilton, The Hazel Scott Celebration is intended to introduce a new generation of music fans to this great American’s life and work and to help restore her rightful legacy as one of the great American artists of the 20th century. Originally designed as a Hazel Scott centennial tribute for performances in 2020 (Scott was born June 20, 1920), the project was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.