John Jasperse is Artistic Director/Choreographer of John Jasperse Company. He also formed Thin Man Dance, Inc., a New York-based not-for-profit organization in 1996. John's work has been presented both nationally and internationally (Brazil, Chile, Israel, Japan, throughout Europe).
Emboldening classical ballet, the Dance Theater of Harlem takes up the old and gives it an articulate, contemporary spin. The group sharpens the edge of the familiar with a bit of bombast, but always with impeccable classical precision.
Arthur Mitchell founded the DTH in 1969, inspired to create
In the '70s and early '80s, ballet in America became, fleetingly, a pinnacle of popularized glamor. The blinding star of this bright moment was Mikhail Baryshnikov, known even to philistines as the charismatic Misha. He swiftly became the saving grace of ballet's lagging box office after critic Clive