A Home in the Sky, performed by America’s first African-American ballet company, Dance Theatre of Harlem, on Sesame Street in 1993. It is introduced by Arthur Mitchell, the first African-American principal dancer for the New York City Ballet, who founded DTH in 1969.
Due to budgetary constraints, the company ceased performing in 2004. However, in 2010 Mitchell passed the artistic directorship to Virginia Johnson, former principal dancer with DTH. This is also the year when Harlem Dance Works 2.0 was begun for the purpose of developing a new repertoire to prepare for DTH’s return.
In 2012 DTH is once again in operation.
I hope you’ll like then share this charming performance of DTH.