The New Orleans Ballet Association brings the thrilling Dance Theatre of Harlem to the Mahalia Jackson Theater for an encore performance following a sold-out evening in fall 2015. Continuing its half-century legacy of breaking boundaries and transforming lives through ballet, the classically American and globally renowned Dance Theatre of Harlem puts power on pointe with gorgeous works by George Balanchine, Darrell Grand Moultrie and Christopher Wheeldon. The evening’s spectacular finale will be the triumphant restaging of the seminal 1974 ballet, Dougla, by Trinidad-born visual artist, actor, dance and choreographer, Geoffrey Holder. Colorfully depicting the exotic pageantry of a Trinidadian wedding ceremony, Dougla has been lovingly reconstructed by Holder’s wife, the legendary dancer Carmen de Lavallade, son Leo and iconic DTH artists, including Pan American Life Insurance Group Master Artist, Donald Williams. This season, New Orleans is just one of the four US tour cities, including New York, Miami and Washington D.C., to produce this inspiring work. The expanded cast of dancers will also feature four guest artists from NOBA’s Center for Dance, a nationally award-winning youth development program that provides over 5,000 tuition-free classes and activities annually.