Famed Harlem Troupe Shutting Down For The Winter

“The Dance Theatre of Harlem, one of the most acclaimed dance troupes in the world, plans to disband its 44-member company and shut its doors for the rest of the 2004-05 season until its finances can be restructured.” The shutdown will not be officially announced until this Tuesday, but officials from both the company and the union which represents dancers are confirming the story. The company’s dance school will remain open during the hiatus, but some in the dance community are doubtful that the company’s fiscal situation is fixable.