Lately, the world of ballet has been scrutinized and criticized for two things: its lack of diversity and the paucity of female choreographers. Dance Theater of Harlem has the first one covered. This season, it will do something about the second.
Sitting behind her desk at this company’s headquarters recently, the artistic director Virginia Johnson was eager to talk about two women in particular. One was Dianne McIntyre, the esteemed modern dance choreographer who has not only created her first ballet but also her first work on point. The other was Elena Kunikova, a Russian who is much admired for her teaching and staging of classical ballets. Both will present new works at City Center, where Dance Theater appears beginning on April 6.
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