Dance Theatre of Harlem

The Company is known for its thrilling performances that successfully challenge preconceived notions. The Dance Theatre of Harlem Company consists of 16 racially diverse dance artists who perform an eclectic, demanding repertoire. In addition to performances in New York City, across the country and abroad, Company activities that carry a message of empowerment through the arts also include engaging community through education activities for audiences and young people. The Company's Memphis residency includes four powerful pieces:



Darrell Grand Moultrie’s Vessels is a dynamic tour de force that draws on the energy and artistry of a new generation of Dance Theatre of Harlem artists. In the grand tradition of dance he passes forward the knowledge and inspiration that underlie his roots as a creative artist at the same time he challenges them to honor and maintain their legacy and build on the promise of their potential.


José Limón created this solo for himself in 1942, and it has since been performed by Company principal dancers (men and women) and Mikhail Baryshnikov. Limón tried to capture the formal austerity and the profound quality of the music with his choreography, and the solo is stunning when performed with a violinist onstage.


A new work choreographed by the incomparable Dianne McIntyre.


A rousing blend of the elegance of classical ballet and the gritty drive of soul music, Return is a quintessential DTH ballet. To songs of Aretha Franklin and James Brown,  Garland pushes the boundaries of ballet technique and form, incorporating and blending vernacular movement from the African American experience. From Pas de Bouree to the Cabbage Patch, Ballone to the bump, the ballet fulfills Dance Theatre of Harlem's idea of what it means to be "Classically American."

Additional Ticket Opportunities

Discounts available for groups of 10 or more starting November 16, 2016. Group tickets start at just $22.75 for groups of 10+, with additional savings for students and groups of 40 or more. Find the full pricing here. Call 901-529-4226 or email [email protected] to book your group tickets.

This is an ArtsAccess eligible event. To redeem, call 901-529-4205 with your ArtsAccess number. 

Event Times

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  • Apr 29 - 30 , 2017
  • Orpheum Theatre
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  • $25 - $39 - $59 - $69 - $79 (VIP)

Ticket Information

What is the refund and /or exchange policy?

All ticket sales are final. Refunds, exchanges or retroactive discounts are not possible.

Can I bring my camera and/or phone?

The use of electronic devices is prohibited in the theatre. This includes phones, cameras, video and audio recorders, flashlights, etc. Due to performance copyrights and the disruptive nature of electronic devices, guests using these items may be ejected without refund.

Does my child need a ticket?

Children under four years of age are not generally permitted in the theaters. At designated shows, children of all ages are permitted. However, everyone regardless of age must have a ticket.

What is the food / beverage policy?

Outside food and beverage is not permitted in the theaters.