Dance Theater of Harlem Debuts in South Bend

Saint Mary’s College, in collaboration with LampkinMagic
Production, will welcome the critically acclaimed Dance Theater of Harlem to campus on Wednesday, February 17 for their Michiana Debut.

Artistic Director Virginia Johnson will be on site for this very special appearance.

Dance Theatre of Harlem's

unprecedented success as a racially diverse company, school, and source of arts education was built on creating innovative and bold new forms of artistic expression. Through varied artistic interactions, these dance ambassadors have helped to build character and provide valuable life skills to countless people in New York City, across the country and around the world.

The event is part of this year’s Shaheen/Duggan Performing Arts Series. It will take place at 7:30 p.m. Ticket information available at

Founded in 1969 by Arthur Mitchell and Karel Shook, Dance Theatre of Harlem was considered “one of ballet’s most exciting undertakings” (The New York Times, 1971). Shortly after the assassination of The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Mitchell was inspired to start a school that would offer children — especially those in Harlem, the community in which he was born — the opportunity to learn about dance and the allied arts. Now in its fourth decade, Dance Theatre of Harlem has grown into a multi-cultural dance institution with an extraordinary legacy of providing opportunities for creative expression and artistic excellence that continues to set standards in the performing arts. Dance Theatre of Harlem has achieved unprecedented success, bringing innovative and bold new forms of artistic expression to audiences in New York City, across the country and around the world. 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.

LAMPKIN MAGIC PRODUCTIONS: Ralph Lampkin, Jr, and Phil Patnaude have many years of experience, collectively and individually, in the fields of Music, Theater, Film and TV; as producers, writers, directors. designers and event planners. Credits include producing musicals/plays/concerts/cabarets/recordings cross country featuring some of the best in the business, including: Tony Award winners Donna McKechnie, Alice Ripley and Hinton Battle, Broadway personality Devin Richards, Broadway/Cabaret Star Karen Mason, transgender TV star Alexandra Billings, Chicago based pianist/singer Audrey Morris, actress/vocalist Sue Conway, Dance disco artists Linda Clifford, Suzanne Palmer and Robin Kay, Jazz chanteuse Spider Saloff and Liza's best pal, Billy Stritch, to name a few.
Follow them at: @lampkinmusic, @lampkinmagic, @philmagic

Dance Theater of Harlem 7:30 pm Wednesday, February 17 O’Laughlin Auditorium, Moreau Center Notre Dame, IN

Tickets Now on Sale:
$10 for students, $18 for seniors. and $25 for Adults 574.284.4626 |

About Saint Mary's College: Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Ind., is a four-year, Catholic, residential, women’s liberal arts college offering five bachelor’s degrees and more than 30 major areas of study, such as business, nursing, art, chemistry, and social work. In the fall of 2015 Saint Mary’s College will offer two graduate degrees: a Master of Science and a Doctorate. All programs that fall under these degrees are co-educational and include a Master of Science in Data Science, a Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology, and a Doctorate of Nursing Practice. Founded in 1844 by the Sisters of the Holy Cross, Saint Mary’s College seeks, according to its mission statement, to educate students, develop their talents, and prepare them to make a difference in the world. Saint Mary’s College ranks among the top 100 Best National Liberal Arts Colleges for 2015 published by U.S. News & World Report.

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