The Dance Theatre of Harlem Brings Life to Art in Short Film

With their spring season around the corner, the Dance Theatre of Harlem collaborated with the ethereal India.Arie to create High Above, a short film awakening the power of dance.

Written by Charlie Sohne and directed by Daniel Schloss, the short follows a young girl who’s searching for healing in the wake of her grandmother’s passing. After her mother throws away show tickets, she decides to attend a Dance Theatre of Harlem performance. The young girl watches in awe as the Black ballerinas whirl with grace, later finding herself beaming with inspiration as a result.

The Dance Theatre of Harlem was founded in 1969 by Arthur Mitchell and Karel Shook. The company has led an extraordinary legacy of providing opportunities for creative expression and artistic excellence that continues to set standards in the performing arts to those in its community and around the world.

Watch the film above and find out more information on the Dance Theatre of Harlem here.


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