Be The Movement of Change: Your Voice Matters
Being an agent of change doesn’t happen when it is convenient. It is often a response to action in a defining moment when there isn’t a clear path to a solution. Who will have the courage to speak even if your voice and message are through movement? In this workshop we will explore how revolutionary dancer and founder of Dance Theatre of Harlem Arthur Mitchell, changed the status quo, made history and broke barriers around the world. Through dance and spoken word, students will utilize the themes of passage, civil rights and current events to create choreography. Please note: This is a two-part workshop and all students who participate are required to attend both the morning and afternoon sessions.
Theara J. Ward began her professional career with the Dance Theater of Harlem at thirteen years old. She has travelled extensively and made her Broadway debut featured in the Tony Award winning revue, BLACK AND BLUE. The role of ‘Ghost of Christmas Future’ in “A CHRISTMAS CAROL” was created on Theara at Madison Square Garden.
She has appeared on television, in commercials. Theara has recently appeared in “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf” by Ntozake Shange with Project1Voice and as a soloist “Tribute To Charles Mingus” with Diane Robinson and Mickey Davidson, Berklee Performance Center, Boston. Works with arts education programs in the New York metropolitan area including Dance Theatre of Harlem, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater,. She has presented at CADD (Collegium for African Diaspora Dance) and “A Time To Dance: Theology Through the Arts,” symposium, Duke University.
Theara has also penned her one woman show, “From The Heart Of A Sistah: A chorepoem.
Dance Theatre of Harlem
Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH) is a leading dance institution of unparalleled global acclaim,
encompassing a professional dance company, a national and international arts education and community outreach program, Dancing Through Barriers®, and the Dance Theatre of Harlem School. Each component of DTH carries a solid commitment towards enriching the lives of young people and adults around the world through the arts. Founded in 1969 by Arthur Mitchell and Karel Shook, DTH was considered “one of ballet’s most exciting undertakings” (The New York Times, 1971). Now in its fifth decade, DTH 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. DTH 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.