Playing The Blame Game In Harlem

With a deficit of $2.3 million, Dance Theatre of Harlem is in trouble, and not for the first time. It has laid off dancers, canceled this season’s performances and lost nearly its entire board. Former board members blame company founder Arthur Mitchell’s incompetence; he blames theirs. At 70, the fiercely devoted Mitchell looks to the past — his and the company’s — to answer questions about the future.