Dance

Gaga/people

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2019

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.

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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2014 Feb 21

Dance Program Movie Night: SINGIN' IN THE RAIN

1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Dance Center

Presented By Dance Program (Office for the Arts)

Enjoy a screening of the classic move musical SINGIN' IN THE RAIN starring Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, and Debbie Reynolds! Bring friends and blankets.

FREE ADMISSION & POPCORN!

2014 Mar 27

Dance Program Spring Performances 2014

1:00pm

Location: 

Farkas Hall

Presented By Dance Program (Office for the Arts)

Featuring Harvard students in works by Blodgett Distinguished Artists-in-Residence Aszure Barton and Dwight Rhoden, and Dance Director Jill Johnson.

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