Level: II/III Instructor: Nailah Randall-Bellinger Accompanist: Allison Stamiris These Saturday classes will concentrate on the exploration of movement quality, the creative process, and theoretical concepts of classical modern dance. While the course is based in the Lester Horton technique, other forms of classical modern dance will be referenced, including Martha Graham, Jose Limón, and Katherine Dunham techniques. The primary focus will be proper body alignment, quality of movement, phrasing, and dynamics. The class challenges dancers to explore their own range of motion as they perform dynamic movement studies of the various modern techniques. The class will provide a supportive environment that will encourage each dancer to move freely and safely. Students will be encouraged to express their artistic individuality with confidence as the grow more comfortable the their acquired broad verbal and movement vocabulary. Previous foundational dance training encouraged. Location: Harvard Dance Center, Studio 1 Days/Time: Sa 11:30am-1pm
Attire: Workout/dance wear or anything comfortable to move in and bare feet or socks.
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. (Note: please bring a yoga or exercise mat). Location: Harvard Dance Center, Studio 1 Days/Time: Sa 10-11:30am
Level: All levels Instructor: Ella Wechsler-Matthaei Location: Harvard Dance Center, Studio 1 Soca Fusion is a high-energy and engaging class for all levels that aims to support students in rediscovering what self-expression feels like through Soca music. 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. Classes will begin with a warmup crafted to wake up the body...
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.
Dynamic contemporary choreographer Andrea Miller shares her unique blend of explosive physicality and elegant classicism. As Artistic Director and choreographer of Gallim Dance, Andrea Miller has in six years developed an internationally acclaimed company hailed by The New York Times as excellent [and] inventive and by the New York Press for its delicious strangeness, fierce aggression, and raw beauty.
Participants: Intermediate or advanced dance experience required, free, open class. Pre-registration by participants is...
Audition: Spring 14 seek dancers to perform in the Emerging Choreographers Residency program.
Who are the Emerging Choreographers? 2-3 student Emerging Choreographers will be selected to create original dance works. During the semester, they will each be mentored by professional choreographers some of the best in the field of dance today. Stay tuned for an announcement of the fall 2014 Emerging Choreographers.
Spring 2014 Mentors: Jill Johnson, Sidney Skybetter, & Francesca Harper
Audition: Spring 14 Emerging Choreographers Megan Murdock 14, Mariel Pettee 14, and Jun Shepard 14 seek dancers to perform in the Emerging Choreographers Residency program.
Who are the Emerging Choreographers? 2-3 student Emerging Choreographers have been selected to create original dance works. During the semester, they will each be mentored by professional choreographers some of the best in the field of dance today. Stay tuned for an announcement of the spring 2014 Emerging Choreographers.
Ballet Master Class with Boston Ballet Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen.
Participants: Intermediate or advanced dance experience required, free, open class. Observers: Free and open to the public. Pre-registration by participants and observers is required. All Dance Program master classes are open to participants 18 years of age and older.
Boston Ballet will present excerpts of their "Close to Chuck" program. Assistant Artistic Director Russell Kaiser and dancers will discuss the works presented. Free and open to the public.
"Close to Chuck" is a thrilling trio of contemporary ballets featuring three of the world's most visionary choreographers alive today. Back by popular demand, the program consists of Ji Kyli's Bella Figura, a groundbreaking world premiere by Jose Martinez, and Resident Choreographer Jorma Elo's C. to C. (Close to Chuck), a tribute to artist...
Complexions Contemporary Ballet co-founder Dwight Rhoden has created over 80 ballets for Complexions, as well as numerous other companies including Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, The Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Company, Dance Theater of Harlem, and New York City Ballet/Diamond Project. His awards and honors include the New York Foundation for the Arts Award, The Choo San Goh Award for Choreography, and The Ailey Schoolâ€™s Apex Award in recognition of his extensive contributions to the field of dance. This class also serves as an...