Our Courses

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10/21/14

Visiting Scholar Lecture with Tony Sigel

Presented By Ceramics Program
We are honored to welcome the Harvard Art Museum’s Conservator of Objects and Sculpture at the Straus Center for Conservation, Tony Sigel, to the program to discuss the small terracotta sketches of master sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini used to design his works in marble and bronze. Sigel will touch upon the technical examination of these terra cotta sketches conducted to understand who Bernini was as a sculptor.
Filed Under: Visual Arts
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10/23/14

Pilobolus Master Class

Presented By Dance Program (Office for the Arts)
This workshop invites curious minds from all walks of life to experience Pilobolus’s creative process and learn to access untapped areas of creativity. This class will be playful, group-driven, physically challenging and fun!

Participants: Free, open class.
Observers: Free and open to the public.
Pre-registration for participants and observers:
Filed Under: Dance
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10/24/14

film screening: AMERICAN BEATBOXER with director Manauvaskar (Manny) Kublall, producer Rich McKeown and executive producer Chesney Snow

Presented By Learning From Performers
Documenting one of the most neglected genres of Hip Hop culture, “American Beatboxer” depicts the first ever American Beatbox Championship, held in July 2010 in Brooklyn, New York. The art of beatboxing is vocal percussion: producing drum sounds and beat patterns using the lips, tongue, mouth, throat, and voice. Contestants of all races and from all over the United States competed in the 2010 Championship, with the film portraying the artistry and dedication of the eight finalists. A post-screening discussion will include director Manauvaskar (Manny) Kublall, producer Rich McKeown and executive producer Chesney Snow. Presented by Learning From Performers, Harvard’s Graduate School of Education and Hiphop Archive and Research Institute.
Filed Under: Film
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10/25/14

Beatboxing workshop with CHESNEY SNOW

Presented By Learning From Performers
Experience the history and art of beatboxing, or vocal percussion—producing drum sounds and beat patterns using the lips, tongue, mouth, throat, and voice—at this workshop and “beatboxing battle” led by Chesney Snow, an award-winning actor, beatboxer, poet, musician and songwriter, co-sponsored by Harvard’s Hiphop Archive and Research Institute.

Space is limited; RSVP to Deena Anderson, dmanders@fas.harvard.edu Snow is executive producer of the documentary “American Beatboxer,” which will be screened at Askwith Lecture Hall at the Graduate School of Education on Friday, October 24, at 5:30 pm; admission is free (RSVPs are not required).
Filed Under: Film Music
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10/28/14

Our Community Lecture with Jeremy Ogusky

Presented By Ceramics Program
The “Our Community Lectures” are an on-going series dedicated to celebrating scholars and organizations dedicated to the promotion of the study of craft mediums both locally and at the national level.
Filed Under: Visual Arts
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10/30/14

Francesca Harper: Master Class

Presented By Dance Program (Office for the Arts)
Francesca Harper is a choreographer/singer/video artist, a 2012 Living History Awardee, founder of The Francesca Harper Project, Broadway performer, and former dancer with Dance Theater of Harlem and principal dancer in William Forsythe’s Frankfurt Ballet. Ms. Harper will teach an improv master class.

Participants: Prior dance experience required, free, open class.
Observers: Free and open to the public.
Pre-registration by participants is required. All Dance Program master classes are open to participants 18 years of age and older.

Register online: http://form.jotform.us/form/32315890439155
Filed Under: Dance Master Class
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10/30/14

master class with pianist JONATHAN BISS

Presented By Learning From Performers
A pianist the New Yorker has described as “playing with unerring sophistication,” Jonathan Bliss will lead a master class for undergraduate musicians. Observers are welcome; admission is free (tickets/RSVPs not required). Presented in association with the Harvard Piano Society.

Filed Under: Music
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11/06/14

trumpeter/composer WALLACE RONEY

Presented By Learning From Performers
One of the most in-demand trumpeters on the professional circuit, Wallace Roney holds the distinction of being the only trumpet player the legendary Miles Davis ever personally mentored. Their association peaked in 1991 when Roney was chosen by Davis to share the stage at his historic performance in Montreux, Switzerland. He will discuss his career and creative process during a conversation moderated by Ingrid Monson, Quincy Jones Professor of African American Music.


Filed Under: Music
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11/11/14

Visiting Scholar Lecture with Leslie Ferrin: “Made in China: The New Export Ware”

Presented By Ceramics Program
Inspired by recent travels to China, Leslie Ferrin of Ferrin Contemporary presents “Made in China: The New Export Ware”, part of an on-going series of public programs featuring international contemporary ceramic artists re-contextualizing traditional Chinese export porcelain production methods and visual vocabulary independently or in conjunction with skilled Chinese artisans.
Filed Under: Visual Arts
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