Dance

2015 Sep 24

Dance Master Class with Mikko Nissinen

7:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Dance Center, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge

Presented By: Dance Program, Office for the Arts at HarvardMikko Nissinen teaches a master class at Harvard.

As part of the Harvard Dance Program's Fall 2015 Master Class Series, Boston Ballet Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen teaches a ballet master class at the Harvard Dance Center. 

This class is for dancers with intermediate to advance level experience. Observers welcome. 

Master classes at the Harvard Dance Center are free and open to the dance community. Attendance is first-come, first-served, with priority given to Harvard University Undergraduate Students. 
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Ballet Barre

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2020

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.

 

Contemporary

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2020

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.

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Conditioning: Strength & Stretch

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2020

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.

Soca Fusion

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2020

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.

2015 Feb 26

A Conversation with Wendy Whelan and Brian Brooks

8:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Dance Center

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,...

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2015 Apr 30

2015 Harvard Arts Medal Ceremony Honoring Dancer/Arts Leader DAMIAN WOETZEL MPA 07

2:25pm

Location: 

Farkas Hall

damian woetzelPresented 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...

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2014 Jan 29

First day of Music 103r: Master Work: The Choreographic Process of William Forsythe

3:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Dance Center

Presented By Dance Program (Office for the Arts)

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.

Note: Previous dance experience...

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2014 Jan 31

Dance Program Movie Night: ONLY WHEN I DANCE

1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Dance Center

Presented By Dance Program (Office for the Arts)

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.

FREE ADMISSION & POPCORN!

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