Dance Theater of Harlem Festival Recap
On Saturday, Aug. 9, the Dance Theatre of Harlem held its annual Festival, just outside of its doors on West 152nd Street between Amsterdam and St. Nicholas avenues. The festival, ran from noon to 7 p.m., offered hours of fun and entertainment, including live performances of music and dance by students from the Dance Theatre of Harlem School, along with professional and amateur talent from around the city.
This year, in addition to performances by Dance Theatre of Harlem School Summer Intensive students and special guest artists, the festival also featured a special appearance by the Dance Theatre of Harlem Company. Street vendors along the 152nd Street block also offered a variety of American and ethnic foods, jewelry, books, & clothing.
In addition to the Sunday matinees and the new “Thursdays @ DTH,” the Street Festival affirmed the organization’s ongoing commitment to the Harlem community. Held every August, the Street Festival entertains, informs and encourages community members to become a part of the Dance Theatre of Harlem family as new students, volunteers and supporters. Over the years, the Street Festival has grown more successful both in content and attendance.
The annual Street Festival has been made possible through the support of many, including but not limited to the West Harlem Local Development Corporation Fund, Tides Foundation, Aetna Foundation, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York Council for the Arts, Emblem Health and New York Presbyterian.