Legendary dance ensemble to bring something new to UNA, Shoals

The year 2012 marks the rebirth of the Dance Theatre of Harlem, a ballet ensemble first created in 1969 to blend multicultural, diverse and energizing dance performances that bring new life to the classic and celebrated art form.

Returning to the stage for its 2012-2013 season, the ballet ensemble will make a stop at UNA Jan. 15 at 2 p.m. in Norton Auditorium as part of the university’s Distinguished Events Series. The legendary dance ensemble out of New York will perform for the first time at UNA and in the Shoals during UNA’s weekend holiday celebration of late Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King, Jr.

Will McAlister, coordinator with the Distinguished Events Series, said admission to the performance is free and no tickets are required. A free master class will take place in Norton at 5 p.m. after the production.

“While going to see this ensemble performance in any other venue would cost around $75 per ticket, both segments of this event are absolutely free,” he said. “Additionally, Dance Theatre of Harlem is among the best in the world at what they do and are known internationally as a prestigious performance group.”

For more information about the event, contact McAlister at [email protected] or 256-765-4208.