Dance

Contemporary II/III

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2020

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. 

Conditioning: Strength & Stretch

Semester: 

Spring

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. (Note: please bring a yoga or exercise mat).
Location: Harvard Dance Center, Studio 1
Days/Time: Sa 10-11:30am

Attire: Workout wear or anything comfortable to move in and bare feet or socks.  
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Soca Fusion - New Class!

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2020

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...

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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!

2014 Feb 01

Andrea Miller: Master Class

1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Dance Center

Presented By Dance Program (Office for the Arts)

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...

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2014 Feb 03

Emerging Choreographers Casting Audition

1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Dance Center

Presented By Dance Program (Office for the Arts)

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

Performances:
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2014 Feb 03

Emerging Choreographers Casting Audition

1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Dance Center

Presented By Dance Program (Office for the Arts)

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.

Spring 2014 Mentors...

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2014 Feb 04

Spring 2014 Dance Registration

1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Dance Center

Presented By Dance Program (Office for the Arts)

The OFA Dance Program offers co-curricular courses in all levels of Ballet, Contemporary, and Conditioning. Registration in person at the Harvard Dance Center, or click here to register online.

Spring 2014 Dance Program non-credit classes include: Ballet I, I/II, II, III, Contemporary I, II/III, Strength & Stretch Conditioning.

Click here for full class schedule.
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2014 Feb 06

Mikko Nissinen: Master Class

1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Dance Center

Presented By Dance Program (Office for the Arts)

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.

Register online: http://www.jotform.us/form/42404500536141

2014 Feb 07

Boston Ballet Dance Talk

1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Dance Center

Presented By Dance Program (Office for the Arts)

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...

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2014 Feb 10

Late Registration for Dance Classes

1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Dance Center

Presented By Dance Program (Office for the Arts)

Missed dance registration? There's still room! Come dance with us!

The OFA Dance Program offers co-curricular courses in all levels of Ballet, Contemporary, and Conditioning. Registration in person at the Harvard Dance Center, or click here to register online.

Spring 2014 Dance Program non-credit classes include: Ballet I, I/II, II, III, Contemporary I, II/III, Strength & Stretch Conditioning.

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2014 Feb 10

Dwight Rhoden: Master Class/Audition

1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Dance Center

Presented By Dance Program (Office for the Arts)

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 School’s Apex Award in recognition of his extensive contributions to the field of dance. This class also serves as an...

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