Many Hues, One Line | Dance Theatre of Harlem Innovates Matching Skin Tone Tights & Shoes

September 1, 2021 Off By admin



In 1971, Dance Theatre of Harlem gave its very first performance in which every dancer’s tights and shoes matched their unique skin tones.

From that moment, ballet would be forever transformed by the innovation of Llanchie Stevenson – a founding DTH Principal Dancer, DTH’s Wardrobe Mistress Zelda Wynn and DTH Co-Founder Arthur Mitchell.

Featuring appearances by

Virginia Johnson – DTH Artistic Director and Founding DTH Principal Dancer
Lydia Mitchell – Founding DTH Principal Dancer
Alicia Graf Mack – Director, Juilliard Dance Division; former DTH Principal Dancer;
Ashley Murphy-Wilson – Company Member, The Washington Ballet; former DTH Principal Dancer
Vernon Ross – Former DTH Production Manager

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