In Loving Memory: Arthur Mitchell Tribute

This film honoring Dance Theatre of Harlem’s founder played during their New York season and 50th anniversary celebration at City Center. From The New York Times:

“The gala and the three performances that followed were not only anniversary celebrations, but also tributes to him. His voice and image were present, courtesy of an excellent film, directed by Daniel Schloss, tastefully mixing historical footage with re-enactments that flash through his life: the boyhood tap dancing, the pathbreaking with George Balanchine and New York City Ballet in the 1950s and ’60s, the fateful decision to start a ballet school and company. It captures his immense charisma: how he could “expect too much” and expand the possible.”