Music 12A. The Harvard Dance Project. AUDITIONS: September 3 & 8, 3-6 PM (during shopping week)
Music 105r. The Fundaments of Improvisation and Composition: Dance. AUDITIONS: Enrollment determined by audition September 2 & 4, 3-5 PM (during the first week of class). Minimal dance experience required.... Read more about Dance Credit Courses
Level: II/III Instructors:Yury Yanowksy and Jean Robens Georges Accompanists: Robin Cho and Yulia Yun A classical ballet barre for participants who have some prior experience in ballet. It will include the fundamental exercises of the ballet barre technique, from plies to grandes battements, with a focus on alignment, expressive ports des bras and musicality. The class may also include specific, complimentary strengthening and stretch exercises as the need arises. Days/Times: T, 7-8pm ET; Th, 5-6pm ET What you’ll need: A minimum cleared space of 3’x3’ of hard flooring. Carpet not recommended. Chair, desk, the wall, or countertop to hold on to in place of a barre. Suggested attire: Something comfortable to move in, e.g. dance/yoga/workout wear. Socks and or ballet shoes* recommended.
Level: All levels Instructor: Lonnie Stanton Rooted in the contemporary dance techniques developed in the 1970’s to the present day, this class begins by warming the body with attention to structure and fluidity in the joints. Movement phrases for small spaces will help students explore the body’s relationship to gravity, space, and weight. Emphasis is placed on approaching dance phrasework and improvisation, while developing aesthetic discernment and the capacity for play. No previous dance experience necessary. Day/Time: M, 7-8pm ET What you’ll need: A minimum cleared space of 3’x3’ of hard flooring. Suggested attire: Something comfortable to move in, e.g. dance/yoga/workout wear. Bare feet recommended.
Level: All levels Instructor: Nailah Randall-Bellinger Combines the classical modern dance Katherine Dunham barre vocabulary, yoga, Pilates, integrated breathing exercises, and musicality to build stamina and coordination essential to the dancing body. Day/Time: Sat, 10-11am ET What you’ll need: A minimum cleared space of 3’x3’ of flooring. A yoga or exercise mat, towel, or carpet is recommended for comfort. Suggested attire: Something comfortable to move in, e.g. dance/yoga/workout wear. Bare feet recommended.
Level: All levels Instructor: Ella Wechsler-Matthaei A high-energy and engaging class for all levels that aims to support students in rediscovering what self-expression feels like through Soca music. Adapted for a small space, students will explore a fusion of styles including Soca, Dancehall, Hip Hop, West African, and Caribbean Folk, to release rigidity in the body and relearn what it means to be grounded. Beginning with a warmup crafted to wake up the body, choreography will be broken down into accessible learning segments to allow all students to fully understand and execute the movements. Soca Fusion focuses on creating an inner confidence that students will be encouraged to maintain across all dance disciplines, and throughout their lives to live more freely and authentically. Days/Time: T, 5-6pm ET; Th, 7-8pm ET What you’ll need: A minimum cleared space of 3’x3’ of hard flooring. Suggested attire: Something comfortable to move in, e.g. dance/yoga/workout wear. Bare feet or sneakers recommended.
Presented By Harvard Dance Program (Office for the Arts), Celebrity Series of Boston, and Learning From Performers
Wendy Whelan is one of America's most celebrated ballerinas. Whelan was a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet for 30 years and amongst her awards are The Jerome Robbins Award and Bessie Award. Ms. Whelan is currently on a 3-year national tour of her "Restless Creature" project, and is also working on other freelance projects in dance and opera. She has enlarged the art she serves. New York Times.
Brian Brooks is an accomplished choreographer, dancer,...
Presented By Office for the Arts and the Harvard Board of Overseers
Formerly Principal Dancer of the New York City Ballet and now Director of the Aspen Institute Arts Program, Damian Woetzel is the recipient of the 2015 Harvard Arts Medal, which will be awarded by Harvard University President Drew Gilpin...
Taught by OFA Dance Director and Senior Lecturer Jill Johnson. Course meets Wednesday/Friday, 3:00-6:00pm at the Harvard Dance Center. Open to Harvard undergraduate and graduate students.
A comprehensive study of a William Forsythe master work via one of his closest collaborators culminating in a collaborative, original dance work. A unique, rigorous and interdisciplinary course of study that will expose students to all aspects of a master work by a preeminent American dance innovator.
Join us for this inspiring documentary about dancers growing up in Brazil's favelas! With special guest Irlan Silva, current Boston Ballet dancer and star of the documentary. Bring friends and blankets.