It is so hard to fathom that he is not with us any longer.
He was bigger than and full of life… the ripples of his contribution to the world at large, art and specifically black (because it was beyond just African Americans) — all –ballet dancers is immeasurable and continuous as those who were fortunate enough to experience and be influenced by him move through the world.
It’s with the deepest sadness we share the news that our founding artistic director, the great Arthur Mitchell, has passed away. His legacy of passion, power, and perfection will live on through each and every person he’s touched in his lifetime.
We love you and we honor you, Mr. Mitchell.
Rest in peace.
Resident Choreographer, Dance Theatre of Harlem Company,
Director, Dance Theatre of Harlem School
Nova Iorque, 19 de Setembro, 2018