Past Event

The Arthur Mitchell Project Symposium

October 26, 2015 - October 27, 2015
6:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Barnard Hall (James Room), Barnard College, New York

October 26, 2015 - 6:30-8:30PM (Barnard Hall James Room, Barnard College, 3009 Broadway)

October 27, 2015 - 1:00-5:30 PM (Butler Library Room 203, Columbia University, 535 W 114th Street)

Columbia University has acquired the archives of Arthur Mitchell, the first African American Principal Dancer in a major US ballet company. On October 26-27, 2015, we honor the 60th Anniversary of Mr. Mitchell joining George Balanchine, Lincoln Kirstein, and the New York City Ballet in transforming the ballet landscape and cultural horizon.

Scheduled are two days of programming including a film chronicling Mr. Mitchell’s life and career, a conversation with Mr. Mitchell and reflections from his former NYCB colleagues, Dance Theatre of Harlem artists, dance critics, and scholars.

Please join us in paying tribute to this dance master and cultural icon. Peruse the online program.

Sponsored by: Institute for Research in African American Studies, The Center for Science and Society, Barnard Department of Dance, School of the Arts Office of Community Outreach and Education, Center for Jazz Studies, Center for Law & Culture, Barnard Department of Africana Studies.