Tallahassee, Fla. — The Florida A&M University (FAMU) Lyceum Series is proud to present the Dance Theatre of Harlem Ensemble (DTHE), Friday, January 27, 2012, at 7:30 p.m. in Lee Hall Auditorium.

Tickets are now available through ticketmaster.com and the FAMU box office located in the Alfred Lawson Multipurpose Center and Teaching Gymnasium for $20, $15 and $10, depending on the location of the seats.

The Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH) is a leading dance institution of unparalleled global acclaim. The organization boasts a touring professional ensemble, a community and pre-professional school for young dancers, and an arts-education program that serves the Harlem community and beyond. The Ensemble, which was formed in the summer of 2008 to carry the social and artistic legacy of Dance Theatre of Harlem to communities that had been previously deprived of the company due to geographic or financial obstacles, was conceived as an extension of DTH’s celebrated Dancing through the Barriers.

The Ensemble has a mission of education through the arts as well as artistic excellence consisting of 12 dancers, a ballet master/director, a concert grade pianist, a touring administrative and technical staff.  Since January 2009, the DTH Ensemble has toured in 43 cities and 24 states including the District of Columbia, while servicing a national community of dance lovers and DTH supporters. After June 2012, Dance Theatre of Harlem will concentrate exclusively on the rebirth of its 18-member Company.

One of the benchmarks of the school became the “Open House Series,” which opens the doors of Dance Theatre of Harlem to showcase the activities of the Ensemble, students from the school as well as guest artists from all disciplines. These informal studio performances are a community concert series that continues today, offering quality entertainment at nominal ticket prices to families living in Harlem and the New York Metropolitan area.

At home or abroad, Dance Theatre of Harlem Company has been met with sold-out performances and accolades. After successfully returning to the UK in 2002 and 2004, Dance Theatre of Harlem celebrated its 35th Anniversary with an extensive U.S. tour, followed by performances in Greece prior to the opening of the 2004 summer Olympics.

In February 2009, Dance Theatre of Harlem celebrated its 40th Anniversary.  In 2009, Virginia Johnson was named Artistic Director with Arthur Mitchell becoming Artistic Director Emeritus.

For more information or for tickets, visit www.FAMU.edu/Lyceum.