The ballerina Allegra Kent remembers dancing “Agon” with Mr. Mitchell on opening night of New York City Ballet’s 1962 tour of the Soviet Union.
Watch clips from “Agon” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and read interviews with Mr. Mitchell, ballet’s “godfather of diversity.”
Mr. Mitchell, the first black ballet dancer to achieve international stardom, was also the founding director of the groundbreaking Dance Theater of Harlem.
Mr. d’Amboise tells a good story. Here he talks about work, life and his fellow Balanchine guys Edward Villella and Arthur Mitchell.
Mr. Mitchell, who at 83 still exudes grandness, is the subject of an exhibition at the Wallach gallery at Columbia’s Lenfest Center for the Arts.