Figuring Out The Dance Theatre Of Harlem Puzzle

So Dance Theatre of Harlem’s financial woes are being blamed on inept management. “Inept management?” asks Tobi Tobias. “Mitchell, the NYCB’s first African-American principal dancer, conceived DTH to correct the virulent concept that blacks can’t do classical dancing, curtailed his own performing career to bring the company (and the school necessary to it) into being, and miraculously held these enterprises together for three and a half decades, leading the troupe to successive moments of glory and repeatedly getting it to rebound from near-death situations endemic to arts institutions.  You call that inept management?  I call it heroic achievement, and I think it should be acknowledged with admiration and gratitude—at the same time as the current grievous problems are being addressed.”