Dance

West African Dance

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2019

Level: All levels
Instructor: Joh Camara 
Accompanist: Sory Diabate 
For all levels, this class introduces students to traditional West African dance and culture. 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 community dance circle.

Location: Harvard Dance Center, Studio 1 (HDC 1), 66 Garden St.

Attire: Workout wear or anything comfortable to move in and bare feet. 

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2016 Feb 03

Performance with Jill Johnson and Hans Tutschku for "Silvia Benedito + C. Alexander Häusler: Pneuma(tic) Bodies"

6:00pm

Location: 

Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy Street, Level 1

Exhibition dates: February 3-21, 2016
Presented by: Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
Hours: Galleries: 12–7, Wed–Sun
Free and open to the public

Performance + Reception

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. 

Pneuma(tic) Bodies is an installation of sculptures and photographs that explores the relationship shared by the human body, objects, and architectural space through the enveloping medium of air. Three large, balloon–like forms made of thin plastic material occupy considerable visual and physical areas on Level 1 of the Carpenter Center. The objects continuously inflate via small cooling ventilators typically used to regulate temperature in personal computers.... Read more about Performance with Jill Johnson and Hans Tutschku for "Silvia Benedito + C. Alexander Häusler: Pneuma(tic) Bodies"

2016 Feb 25

Lecture & Demonstration: Akram Khan - CANCELLED

7:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Dance Center, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge

Akram KhanPresented By: Office for the Arts (OFA) Dance Program and Learning from Performers, and Celebrity Series of Boston

Due to unexpected circumstances this event has been cancelled, as have Akram Kahn’s performances with Israel Galván February 27 and 28 presented by the Celebrity Series of Boston.

For more information about ticket refunds or exchanges for the performances, contact the Celebrity Series at 617.482.2595.

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2015 Dec 01

TRANSGRESSING the LIMITS of KNOWLEDGE

7:00pm

Location: 

TSAI AUDITORIUM CGIS SOUTH: 1730 CAMBRIDGE STREET

Presented by: The Bok Center and the Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching (HILT)
Admission free and open to the public

With a focus on learning and teaching, the multidisciplinary panel discussion explores embodied research practices that emerge out of, and often challenge, traditional views of how to derive understanding. For more info visit www.transgressknowledge.com

A multidisciplinary panel discussion featuring:

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2015 Dec 04

The Giver

Repeats every day until Sat Dec 05 2015 .
7:30pm

7:30pm

Location: 

Farkas Hall

Presented by: Harvard Ballet Company
Tickets: Full Price: $12.00; Students: $8.00
How to get tickets: The Harvard Box Office 617-496-2222
Runs: Dec. 4-6

From the company that brought you Gatsby, Alice, and The Jungle Book, now comes a compelling retelling of a modern classic: The Giver. Inspired by Lois Lowry’s award-winning...

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2015 Oct 24

Josiah McElheny: Two Walking Mirrors for the Carpenter Center

2:00pm

Location: 

Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy St, Cambridge, Level 1

Performances: Thu, Oct 1, 5 pm; reception to follow. Additional performances: Oct. 20-24 (see below for times). The performances are between 15 and 30 minutes in duration.
Exhibition and additional performances through Oct 25.
Presented by: Carpenter Center

Two Walking Mirrors for the Carpenter Center features two five-foot-high sculptures made of cedar and mirror sited individually on separate pedestals.... Read more about Josiah McElheny: Two Walking Mirrors for the Carpenter Center

2015 Oct 21

Josiah McElheny: Two Walking Mirrors for the Carpenter Center

Repeats every day until Fri Oct 23 2015 except Thu Oct 22 2015.
6:00pm

6:00pm

Location: 

Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy St, Cambridge, Level 1

Performances: Thu, Oct 1, 5 pm; reception to follow. Additional performances: Oct. 20-24 (see below for times). The performances are between 15 and 30 minutes in duration.
Exhibition and additional performances through Oct 25.
Presented by: Carpenter Center

Two Walking Mirrors for the Carpenter Center features two five-foot-high sculptures made of cedar and mirror sited individually on separate pedestals.... Read more about Josiah McElheny: Two Walking Mirrors for the Carpenter Center

2015 Sep 22

Josiah McElheny: Two Walking Mirrors for the Carpenter Center

Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Oct 22 2015 except Thu Oct 08 2015, Thu Oct 15 2015. Also includes Tue Sep 22 2015.
5:00pm

5:00pm
5:00pm
5:00pm
5:00pm

Location: 

Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy St, Cambridge, Level 1

Performances: Thu, Oct 1, 5 pm; reception to follow. Additional performances: Oct. 20-24 (see below for times). The performances are between 15 and 30 minutes in duration.
Exhibition and additional performances through Oct 25.
Presented by: Carpenter Center

Two Walking Mirrors for the Carpenter Center features two five-foot-high sculptures made of cedar and mirror sited individually on separate pedestals. Each sculpture is made of two parallel rectilinear panels with full-length mirrors in which viewers catch their reflections.... Read more about Josiah McElheny: Two Walking Mirrors for the Carpenter Center

2015 Oct 17

South Asian Dance Company: Raunak

7:30pm

Location: 

Lowell Lecture Hall, 17 Kirkland St.

Presented by: South Asian Dance Company
Tickets: $10.00 in advance, $12 at the door
How to get tickets: The Harvard Box Office 617-496-2222

Raunak is New England's only annual intercollegiate South Asian fusion dance show. It's hosted by Harvard's very own South Asian Dance Company, and features dance teams from Harvard, Tufts, MIT, Penn, BU and more. The styles of dance showcased range from Bhangra to breakdancing. All proceeds from this event will be donated to charity. 

2015 Sep 28

Mobile Bodies, a dissertation defense

4:00pm

Location: 

Tozzer Anthropology Building, Atrium and Room 203, 21 Divinity Ave

Harvard Department of AnthropologyPresented by: Harvard Anthropology Department
Admission Free: No Tickets Required

Please join the Social Anthropology department for a doctoral dissertation oral defense by Sharon Freda Kivenko: "Mobile Bodies: Migration, Performance and Social Belonging in Malian Dance".

It will begin with a prelude performance that will lead into a formal oral presentation and discussion.... Read more about Mobile Bodies, a dissertation defense

2015 Oct 19

Naked Body Language—Dance Is Time and Gesture Is Meaningless

4:15pm

Location: 

Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street Cambridge

Naked Body Language lecture, photo by Richard TerminePresented by: Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Free and open to the public. Register here.

2015–2016 Julia S. Phelps Annual Lecture in the Arts and Humanities
Through dialogue, video, dance, and discussion, Karole Armitage RI '16 will explore how meaning is made in dance without words, plot, or story to explore material from theoretical physics to a personal search for meaning.... Read more about Naked Body Language—Dance Is Time and Gesture Is Meaningless

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