The internationally lauded Dance Theatre of Harlem is the leading company of black ballet dancers in the United States. Here, they are filmed in 1990, performing a stirring and beautiful rendition of choreographer Agnes de Mille's FALL RIVER LEGEND. Based on the notorious life of Lizzie Borden, the small town girl who violently murdered her parents in 1892, the dance is dramatic and heart wrenching.
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Acclaimed worldwide for the warmth, vitality, and versatility of its style, the Dance Theatre of Harlem is America's leading classical ballet company of black dancers. Arthur Mitchell introduces this studio recording of Agnes de Mille's "Fall River Legend," based on the story of Lizzie Borden. Accused in 1892 of the brutal killing of her father and stepmother in Fall River, Massachusetts, Borden experienced a dramatic life of love, sadness, and ultimately murder, rendered here in a dynamic, unforgettable dance performance.