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Win tickets to Dance Theatre of Harlem

UPDATE 11/9: Congratulations to winners Joey Fernandez and Jan Quezada. Hope  you enjoy!

ORIGINAL POST: I have tickets to give away to a very big-deal dance event taking place Sunday: a performance by the Dance Theatre of Harlem. Any occasion in which a top-notch New York company performs in Fresno is a major event, but the wow factor of this concert is multiplied for an interesting reason. The Dance Theatre of Harlem had to shut down in 2004 because of financial difficulties, but it’s being revived. The first performance was just a few weeks ago in Kentucky, and the company is on tour looking toward an anticipated New York debut in spring 2013. So Fresno is one of the first cities to see the newly reconstituted group perform.

(After Dance Theatre of Harlem shut down, the company’s “second” performing group — made up of younger dancers, many in training, continued the brand under the name “Dance Theatre of Harlem Ensemble.” That group performed in 2010 in Fresno.)

So here’s the deal: I have two pairs of tickets to give away to Sunday’s performance, which takes place 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Saroyan Theatre.  These are premium seats (Row J, orchestra) that would go for $78 each.

To enter our giveaway, leave a comment on this post. I’ll pick two winners at random who each will receive two tickets. Deadline is 4 p.m. Wednesday. If you enter, please remember to check your email, because that’s how I’ll be notifying winners. These are paper tickets, so you’ll need to be able to come down to The Bee’s front lobby during business hours by 5 p.m. Friday to pick them up.

See complete rules on the jump.

Only readers who submit a comment on this post are eligible. Winners will be picked at random. Recipients will be notified by e-mail at the end of each giveaway period. No substitutions or transfer of winners/prizes. Prizes are not redeemable for cash. Some prizes may have due dates for redemption/use. Employees and immediate family of The Fresno Bee, and any/all of the participating giveaway sponsors, are not eligible to win. By accepting a giveaway, recipient consents to allow the use of his/her name and/or photograph for advertising or similar promotions without further compensation. Winner releases all sponsors of liability regarding use and enjoyment of the prizes. Tax liabilities and insurance, if any, are sole responsibility of the winner. No purchase necessary to win.


Responses to "Win tickets to Dance Theatre of Harlem"

Kate McKnight says:

I’ve missed them a few times, here and when living in San Diego. I’d love to go! Thank you for the generous giveaway. (fingers crossed)

Tim Baker says:

I would greatly appreciate those Free Tickets. I have never seen this group live. As a former Dancer myself, I know that it would bring back great memories to my abilities of the 90′s.

Jay Parks says:

Was lucky enough to see them several times at Zellerbach Hall in Berkeley. So glad to see the company back on its feet. Would love to see them here!

erica says:

Yes, please!

Jessica Lynn Stuart says:

Oh, Pick us! My daughter and I would love to go see this magical event!

Maricela archuleta says:

I wanna go!

Amy says:

Another great giveway! Thanks for the chance to go see this legendary company perform.

R says:

How wonderful! I would love to win these tickets!!

Anjali Kapoor-Davis says:

Just after my husband and I were married he surprised me with tickets to see the Dance Theater of Harlem, that was 20 years ago. We’d love to see them again and celebrate our 20th anniversary. Thank you!

Elisa Olvera says:

I started dance when I was 4, now at 48 I still enjoy the dance theatre. I have not seen this dance troop, although would love to be there on Sunday and experience the thrill, like I did when I was a litle girl at recitals.

Haley P. says:

My friend and I would love to go see this! She is a dancer herself and this would be awesome for her to see! :D Picky picky me please! :D

TimY says:

I would love to see them.

Hilda says:

Would love to see this!!!

MsJoey says:

I want to take my daughter!!!!

Stephen says:

SO glad they’re back!

Alexy says:

I would love to see this show!!!! Fingers crossed!!!!

Janet says:

I want to take my daughter….would love to see this show!

Nileen says:

I’d love to go!

Nickel says:

Sounds like a great show!!!!

Emilio says:

This is a great group to have come to Fresno!!

Edith says:

I want to see this show…would love to take my mother!

Efren says:

This looks like a great show…hope to take my wife!

BelleB says:

This show looks fantastic…would love to win tickets to see it!!!

Conita says:

I want to win!!! Pick me!

Janette says:

This show sounds awesome! So glad Fresno gets to experience such great performances!

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