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Dance Theatre of Harlem at Wharton Center for Performing Arts

The power of the arts to change lives is limited only by the opportunity to engage with them. The arts have the power to teach, to inspre, to unify, and truly transform individuals of all ages and backgrounds. Time and time again, research shows that young people who are engaged in the arts achieve more in school and become involved in their communities. Wharton Center is dedicated to making the performing arts accessible to audiences and students of all ages and economic means.

Through the Act One School Series, shows produced by nationally touring youth theatre companies bring characters from history and literature to life in one-hour school-day matinees. Selected shows provide a perfect opportunity to introduce students to cultural music, dance and theatre artists from around the world.