PATDRO HARRIS | Director, Broadway Choreographer, Writer
Patdro Harris has combined his skills to become one of the most innovative and creative talents of our time. He is nationally and internationally recognized and respected by colleagues, critics, and fans. He has directed at distinguished theaters such as The Alliance Theater, Sacramento Theatre Company, Round House Theater, Liberty Theater Cultural Center, San Diego Repertory Theater Company, Penumbra Theater, Tuskegee Repertory Theater, Ensemble Theater, Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theater Company, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Syracuse Stage, Theatrical Outfit, Connecticut Repertory Theater, The Tribeca Performing Arts Center, the Ira Aldridge Theatre Howard University, the Storch Theatre Syracuse University and the Charles Winter Wood Theatre Florida A&M University.
He also served as choreographer, artistic consultant, and movement director with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The Kennedy Center, Studio Theatre D.C, City Theatre of Pittsburgh, Minneapolis Mixed Blood Theatre, Jomandi Productions, The National Black Theatre Festival, Guthrie Theater, The National Black Arts Festival, Portland Center Stage, and Broadway’s Royal Theatre.
T. LANG| www.tlangdance.com
T. Lang Dance creates a poetic expression of dance, which illustrates deep, arousing investigations relevant to issues of identity, history, and community. Through the vehicle of modern dance, T.Lang’s work communicates perspectives with a depth and movement style that captures the attention of the viewer with its evocative physicality, technical range, and emotional viability. T.Lang, founder and Artistic Director of T. Lang Dance, is dedicated to exposing the arts and emerging communities to the creative impact and genius of dance. Lang earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in performance and choreography from the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) and her Masters of Fine Arts in performance and choreography from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. In the early part of her career, Lang danced with the Metropolitan Opera Ballet, Marlies Yearby’s Movin Spirit Dance Theater, and Nia Love’s Blacksmith Daughter Dance Theater.
As an Assistant Professor in Dance and Director of Spelman Dance Theatre at Spelman College and founder of SWEATSHOP, the Atlanta summer dance intensive, Lang stays engaged with the next generation of artists. Her recent invitation to serve as a faculty member at The American Dance Festival only reinforces her resolve to broaden the range, scope, and impact of dance as a powerful performing art.