Level: All levels Instructor: Mario Zambrano Gaga—the movement language created by Ohad Naharin, Artistic Director of Batsheva Dance Company in Tel Aviv from 1990-2018, and current House Choreographer—is a continuous, sensation-based movement class. Students are encouraged to interpret and experience the somatic practice of listening to the body while activating a total sensorial attention. Gaga offers a creative framework for students to engage with physicality and imagination, bridging the activity between body and mind while increasing physical potential. There are no mirrors in Gaga, and there are no observers. The class moves in continuum without breaks for a minimum of an hour. Gaga/people is intended for and welcomes students who have not had any previous dance training. Location: Harvard Dance Center, Studio 1
Attire: Comfortable clothes you can move in and bare feet or socks.
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...