Presented By: Harvard University Committee on the Arts (HUCA) and the Harvard Center for African Studies in association with American Repertory Theater; the Division of Social Sciences, FAS; Harvard Dance Center; Hutchins Center for African & African American Research; Harvard Law School; Mahindra Humanities Center; Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study; and the Theater, Dance & Media Concentration at Harvard University. Tickets: A.R.T. box office Runs: April 15-17 Part of the HUCA Spring 2016 series.
HEAR WORD! is a powerful piece of performance art that combines artistry, social commentary, and true-life stories of inequality and transformation, delivered by some of Nigeria’s most talented actresses. The stories are based on real issues affecting the lives of women across Nigeria and examine the factors that limit their potential for independence, leadership, and meaningful contribution. HEAR WORD! bravely examines the cultural and societal norms that oppress and limit African women as it invites women to break the cultureof silence, unite, challenge the status quo, and create solutions.... Read more about HEAR WORD! Naija Woman Talk True
Presented By: Harvard Art Museums and WBUR Please note: The dance performance will last five minutes, with a brief introduction by Karole Armitage. Please plan to arrive promptly by 7:30 p.m. The performance will be standing room only. There will be no seating in the courtyard before or during the performance. SOLD OUT
Dancers from Armitage Gone! Dance Company and Harvard University students will perform a short dance inspired by the exhibition Everywhen: The Eternal Present in Indigenous Art from Australia. The dance will be performed to Didjerilayover, a composition by Stuart Dempster featuring the evocative harmonics of the traditional Aboriginal instrument the Didjeridu, which Dempster introduced to the United States. The event will take place in the Calderwood Courtyard at the Harvard Art Museums.
Join us for a free, family-friendly evening of professionally-produced performing arts that will be as educational as it is entertaining! During this annual festival, which brings the cultural diversity and artistic excellence of Harvard College students to Allston, audience members are invited to engage in conversation with the performers.... Read more about Cultural Connections
Level: All levels Instructor: Joh Camara Accompanist: Akili Jamal Haynes and Sory Diabate An introduction to traditional West African dance and culture adapted for the small space. Students will develop body strength and flexibility by learning intricate feet patterns, hand movements, and full movement sequences. Each class will be accompanied by live drumming and will include a warm-up, a break-down of the movements, high energy dancing, and will close with a virtual community dance circle. Days/Time: W, 6-7pm EST; Sat, 1-2pm EST What you’ll need: A minimum cleared space of 3’x3’ of hard flooring. Carpet not recommended. Suggested attire: Something comfortable to move in, e.g. dance/yoga/workout wear. Bare feet recommended.
with Jill Johnson and Hans Tutschku Wed, Feb 3, 6 pm Reception to follow
On Feb 3, Jill Johnson, dancer, choreographer and Director of Dance at Harvard, and Hans Tutschku composer and Director of the Harvard University Studio for Electroacoustic Composition, perform in response to the installation of Pneumatic Bodies. Free and open to the public.