Our Courses

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10/04/14

The Internet Show: Workshop on Telling Your Story Online with Sydney Skybetter

Presented By Dance Program (Office for the Arts)
Nearly 70% of hiring processes include employers seeking out applicants’ online presence, so representing oneself on the Internet has never been more consequential. This workshop explores the nuances of digital storytelling, with special attention paid to portraying one’s interests, expertise and self to an audience of potential employers and collaborators. Bring a laptop, smartphone and plenty of coffee.
Filed Under: Dance
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10/09/14

Michelle Dorrance: Master Class

Presented By Dance Program (Office for the Arts)
Michelle Dorrance will teach a tap master class. Founder and artistic director of Dorrance Dance/New York, Michelle Dorrance is one of the most sought after tap dancers of her generation and "one of the most imaginative tap choreographers working today” (The New Yorker) A 2012 Princess Grace Award Winner, 2012 Field Dance Fund Recipient and 2011 Bessie Award Winner, Michelle performs, teaches and choreographs throughout the world.

Filed Under: Dance
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10/09/14

Visiting Artist Workshop with Ben Carter

Presented By Ceramics Program
This workshop with Ben Carter focuses on integrating surface design with altered wheel-thrown and hand-built pottery. Workshop participants will learn methods for throwing with less water to create a softer surface and the use of quick manipulations of form for expressive, gestural pots. Surface-design methods will include slip decorating, sgraffito and underglaze painting.
Filed Under: Visual Arts
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10/09/14

Live Podcast with Ben Carter – Tales of a Red Clay Rambler

Presented By Ceramics Program
The Tales of a Red Clay Rambler podcast is based on the idea that casual, but focused, conversations between creative individuals can lead to deep insights into the nature of creativity and the human experience. Ben Carter, after a full day workshop at the Ceramics Program, will record a live podcast interview of two of the Boston’s great scholars – Ethan W. Lasser, Margaret S. Winthrop Associate Curator of American Art at the Harvard Art Museums and Ezra Shales, Associate Professor at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. The discussion will involve the new role of the hand-crafted object within the academic arena, the museum and the marketplace.
Filed Under: Visual Arts
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10/16/14

violinist REGINA CARTER

Presented By Learning From Performers
Master of improvisational violin and recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, Regina Carter will participate in a conversation entitled “Down Home: The Musical Heritage of the American South,” co-sponsored by the Celebrity Series of Boston. Moderated by Prof. Ingrid Monson, Quincy Jones Professor of African American Music, the conversation will cover Carter’s career and her latest recording, “Southern Comfort,” which she describes as “music suggested by my grandfather’s roots in Alabama”—interpretations of Cajun fiddle music, early gospel, and coal miner’s work songs in addition to some more contemporary tunes.

Filed Under: Music
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10/16/14

Visiting Artist Lecture with Vipoo Srivilasa

Presented By Ceramics Program
Join us in welcoming to internationally acclaimed ceramic artist, curator and arts activist, Vipoo Srivilasa to Boston as he presents his personal work and collaborative efforts from around the globe. Vipoo is one of six, ceramic artists working on a collaborative venture he originally envisioned at Project Art in Cummington, MA. Their objective is to produce a unified table-scape installation that includes tableware, plates, serving pieces and decorative centerpieces. The experience is intended to provide an opportunity for the artists to explore the differences and commonalities of their aesthetics, creative processes, attitudes and working styles culminating in an expanded world-view as well as the tangible ceramic work.
Filed Under: Visual Arts
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10/23/14

Pilobolus Workshop

Presented By Dance Program (Office for the Arts)
More details coming soon.
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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10/30/14

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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