Performing Arts

Playing in the spectra

Ashley TataAshley Tata hopes her mixed media adaptation of Weimar-era creativity will teach students about art making and offer audience members an emotional experience that resonates beyond an hour. The TDM show s.i.n.s.o.f.u.s. runs Dec. 6-9 at Farkas Hall. 

By OFA Communications Coordinator Mariam Syed

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2018 Nov 01

Harvard Town Hall with Ayodele Casel

5:30pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Commons, The Smith Campus Center, 1350 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA

Join famed tap dancer and choreographer Ayodele Casel for an interactive Town Hall at Harvard Commons in The Smith Campus Center on Thursday, November 1, at 5:30pm.

Ayodele Casel's autobiographical show, While I Have the Floor, premiered to rave reviews and a sold out run at the Spoleto Arts Festival in Charleston, SC. Together with members of tall poPpy, inc. (the show's production company) Torya Beard and Darren Biggart, the Harvard community is invited to explorAyodele Case. Photo Credit: Michael Higgins.e how claiming authorship can strengthen community. An interactive experience of performance and conversation, this Town Hall is designed to investigate how claiming identity and legacy can create a path to agency and action. Ayodele Casel will also perform an excerpt from While I Have the Floor

Joining the conversation as co-facilitators will be Destiny Polk and Amanda Gorman '20. Destiny Polk is a Boston-based performance and teaching artist, producer, and founder of art-activist platform Radical Black Girl. Amanda Gorman '20 is a published author, community organizer, inaugural Youth Poet Laureate of the United States, and Founding Executive Director of One Pen One Page, which promotes literacy through free creative writing programming for underserved youth. 

Refreshments will be provided at the end of the event. 

Ayodele Casel is a 2018-19 artist-in-residence supported by the Harvard University Committee on the Arts (HUCA). She will also be leading a tap master class on October 29, 7:30-9pm, at Lowell Lecture Hall as part of the Harvard Dance Center Master Class & Lecture Series. Observers are welcome! Participation is free, but registration is required for both participants and observers. 

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2018 Sep 14

Upright Citizens Brigade Comedy Touring Company Master Class

8:00pm to 9:30pm

Location: 

Lowell Lecture Hall, 17 Kirkland Street

UCB ComedyThe Upright Citizens Brigade is one of the premiere training grounds for comedic talent in both sketch and improv techniques. Four members of the New York City-based touring company will offer a master class to Harvard students 8-9:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14 at Lowell Lecture Hall. The event is free and...

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2018 Apr 28

Silkroad Ensemble, Parker Quartet, Brattle Street Chamber Players

11:00am

Location: 

ARTS FIRST Plaza Tent

The Silkroad Ensemble, Parker Quartet (Blodgett Artists-in- Residence, Department of Music) and the Brattle Street Chamber Players of Harvard College join up in a bold and intimate concert featuring more than a dozen musicians in a one-of-a-kind experience that reminds us of the power of creative collaboration across genres and generations.

Founded by cellist Yo-Yo Ma ’76 in 1998, the Silkroad Ensemble creates music that engages difference, sparking radical cultural collaboration and passion-driven learning to build a more hopeful world. Silkroad has been affiliated with...

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2018 Apr 14

Jamma Radiation: Harvard Choruses Subset Jam

8:00pm

Location: 

Fong Auditorium (Boylston Hall)

The Glee Club Lite, Collegium Underground, and 'Cliffe Notes in concert.

Presented by: The Glee Club Lite, Collegium Underground, and 'Cliffe Notes
Tickets: Full Price: $10.00; Students: $5.00
How to get tickets: The Harvard Box Office 617-496-2222

The Glee Club Lite, Collegium Underground, and 'Cliffe Notes in concert.

2018 Apr 06

Spring Concert: Glee Club and Collegium Musicum

8:00pm

Location: 

The Memorial Church of Harvard University

This spring concert features the Harvard Glee Club and Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum performing choral gems spanning six centuries. Collegium will be perform the East coast premiere of To the Evening Star, by Abbie Betinis and Claude Debussy’s a cappella masterwork, Trois Chansons de Charles d’Orléans, alongside works by Rachmaninoff and Harvard College senior Fraser Weist. The Harvard Glee Club will present the world premiere of Missa in incerto tempore (The...

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2018 Apr 12

Three Americanisms

Thu - Sun, Apr 12 to Apr 15, 7:30pm - 7:30pm

Location: 

Farkas Hall

Mac Wellman’s “Three Americanisms” is uniquely attuned to our current troubled times, despite its having been written close to thirty years ago. Via three interrelated monologues, the play depicts a trio of defensive, angry, vulnerable, fierce, suspicious, compelling people who are burdened with the cruel task of navigating an environment that is physically and psychically threatening and unpredictable.

Presented by: Theater, Dance & Media
Tickets: Full Price: $10.00; Students, Senior (65+): $5.00
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2018 Apr 19

Roy Loves America: A Theater, Dance, & Media Senior Thesis Production

Thu - Sun, Apr 19 to Apr 22, 8:00pm - 8:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Dance Center

“Roy Loves America” is a TDM senior thesis directed by Thomas Peterson and created collaboratively with an ensemble of nine performers who tell the story through found and invented text, dance, music, media, and the joy of playing on stage.

Presented by: Office for Arts & Humanities
Tickets:
How to get tickets: Visit https://docs.google.com/forms/ to reserve your free tickets
Runs: 4/19/2018 through 4/22/2018

Roy Cohn died of AIDS in 1986. It has been more than thirty years since his death, but...

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2018 Apr 14

Romeo and Juliet and Bennie and the Jets

12:00pm

Location: 

Leverett House Library Theater

In fair Verona, where we lay our scene, a pair of star-cross’d lovers take their life—but not before belting out the greatest hits of the piano-playing pop icon Elton John.

Presented by: Satire V
Tickets:
How to get tickets: Email satvtheater@gmail.com to reserve free tickets!
Runs: 4/13/2018 through 4/15/2018

In fair Verona, where we lay our scene, a pair of star-cross’d lovers take their life—but not before belting out the greatest hits of the piano-playing pop icon Elton John. In its fourth...

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2018 Apr 27

Our Voices: Who Speaks for Us?

8:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Leverett House Library Theater

Following a successful run in Spring 2016, Our Voices returns to create more activism through art and uplift members of the community who have been silenced.

Presented by: Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club
Tickets:
How to get tickets: Email 2017ourvoices@gmail.com to reserve your free tickets.
Runs: 4/27/2018 through 4/28/2018

Following a successful run in Spring 2016, Our Voices returns to create more activism through art and uplift members of the community who have been silenced. Created by Meera...

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2018 Apr 20

Hitched: The Musical

Fri - Sun, Apr 20 to Apr 22, 7:00pm - 2:00pm

Location: 

Adams House Pool Theatre

In the midst of planning her best friend’s wedding, Angie, an aspiring grad school applicant and writer, discovers a simple, quick, and marginally illegal path to solve her problems: get hitched and list herself as financially “independent.”

Presented by: Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club
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