Performing Arts

Complex Electra

ElectraSophocles' compelling Greek tragedy offers a view of bravery and justice. Director Lily Grob '22 talks about the production that goes up April 12-14 at Adams Pool and May 4 outdoors at Sever Quad during ARTS FIRST. 

By Samantha Neville '19

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2019 May 01

Pianist Angela Hewitt: Open Master Class

5:00pm to 6:30pm


John Knowles Paine Concert Hall

Angela HewittJoin internationally acclaimed pianist Angela Hewitt in a master class on May 1 with four talented Harvard students: Emily Brother '19, Ariana Chiu '22, Evelyn Mo '20 and Amir Siraj '21. This Learning from Performers event is free and open to the public. 

Hewitt will also perform a free concert of her acclaimed Bach Odyssey, 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 30 at Paine Concert Hall. The concert is free, but tickets are required and available April 16 at Harvard Box Office.... Read more about Pianist Angela Hewitt: Open Master Class

Deeply fascinated

Jo Yang during a rehearsal of Endlings Photo by Jonathan CarrDirector Sammi Cannold HGSE '16 talks about the pool that is 40-feet deep and the women's story at the center of the new play Endlings at American Repertory Theater.

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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


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


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




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



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 12

Three Americanisms

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


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
How to get tickets:...

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