Founded in 1969 by Arthur Mitchell, a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet, Dance Theatre of Harlem has built a fresh troupe, and a new reputation, since its reconstitution in 2012 under the direction of former prima ballerina Virginia Johnson. Returning to its City Center stomping grounds, it fields four performances, two each of new works (tonight and Saturday afternoon) and classics from its repertory (Friday and Saturday evenings). New to DTH are Vessels, by rising-star choreographer Darrell Grand Moultrie, and Nacho Duato’s 1991 Coming Together, to an iconic Frederic Rzewski score; sharing the bill are works by Ulysses Dove and George Balanchine. Also tonight: a tribute to the late Geoffrey Holder, who choreographed and designed for the company.
April 8-11, 7 p.m., 2015