Columbia Dance Theatre: (From left,) Karel Shook, co-director of the Dance Theatre of Harlem; William J. McGill, president of Columbia University; Marian Anderson, the American contralto; Arthur Mitchell, co-director of the Dance Theatre of Harlem, and Schuyler Chapin, dean of the Columbia School of the Arts.
Columbia University And The Dance Theatre Of Harlem announce a collaboration in a broad range of performances, workshops and instruction.
The collaboration produced an Easter program, which featured Marian Anderson and will produce two more performance programs this year on the Columbia campus: an Arts Exposure series in June and the dance company’s Community Dance Series in September.
At the same time, the collaboration will help Columbia move toward introducing dance as one of the disciplines in its School of the Arts, which they do not presently offer. In addition, the Dance Theatre’s technical department will be moved into a Columbia building on the West Side, near campus. There, Columbia theatre students will be exposed to stage carpentry, lighting, design and other technical aspects of dance production.
New Apollo: Plans to reopen the Apollo Theater have been announced by a group of Harlem businessmen under the leadership of Guy Morris. Renovations have begun and the theatre is expected to open this spring.
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