In response to the COVID-19 public health crisis, the Harvard Dance Center is monitoring developments and will be working to aggregate helpful resources for its constituents. We are aware that a crisis like this will have immeasurable, wide-ranging, and inequitable impacts on our community. We aim to respond in a way that is guided by our principles of equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility for all; that continues to foster agency through dance for students; and which promotes the arts as agents of social change in the world.
DANCE CENTER PROGRAMMING
Following Harvard University's response regarding COVID-19 on March 10, The Harvard Dance Center building remains closed throughout the summer. Please visit the University's Coronavirus website for the latest information, guidance, and resources. The Harvard Dance Center staff are available for questions and resources at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is an evolving information and resource page which we will continue to update as more information and resources become available; the last update was on August 10, 2020.
RESOURCES FOR FREELANCE ARTISTS
From ArtsReady, Information and Emergency Funding for Artists:
NAPAMA (North American Performing Arts Managers and Agents) provides COVID-19 information particular to performing artists, agents and managers.
CERF+ The Artists Safety Net is focusing resources to assist artists who test positive for COVID-19 and require intensive medical care.
Foundation for Contemporary Arts: Emergency Grants provide urgent funding ($500-$2,500) for visual and performing artists who incur unexpected or unbudgeted expenses for projects close to completion with committed exhibition or performance dates.
RESOURCES FOR MENTAL HEALTH
INDEPENDENT VIRTUAL CLASSES LED BY HARVARD DANCE CENTER INSTRUCTORS & ACCOMPANISTS
Many of the Harvard Dance Center's non-credit class instructors and accompanists are now offering their own virutal classes through various platforms. A listing of those classes are posted below with information on how to participate, and will be updated as more offerings become available.
Advanced Urban Choreography with Tarikh Campbell, Saturdays, 2:30-4:00PM EST, $10, DM @tarikhcampbell on Instagram for more info
Intermediate Urban Choreography with Tarikh Campbell, Sundays, 2:30-4:00PM EST, $10, DM @tarikhcampbell on Instagram for more info
INDEPENDENT VIRTUAL CLASSES AND PROGRAMS LED BY HARVARD DANCE CENTER VISITING ARTISTS
Many of the Dance Center's previous visiting artists' work has also been impacted by COVID-19. Below is an evolving listing of virtual classes and programming now being offered by previous visiting artists of Harvard Dance Center.
Tap Quarantine Talks with Ayodele Casel (Visiting Artist Fall 2017-Spring 2019), Sundays, 6PM ET, DM: @ayodelecaselofficial for link
All levels Hip Hop Class with Amirah Sackett (Visiting Artist Fall 2019), Wednesdays 8-9PM EST, Facebook Livestream, $10 made payable by Venmo (@Amirah-Sackett) or Zelle/Paypal (email@example.com)
The Dance ASL Project with Kerry Thompson (Visiting Artist Fall 2020), 30-minute dance lessons with ASL interpretation, Facebook live stream, see more at: http://silentrhythms.org/the-dance-asl-project/
Fireside Chats with Peter DiMuro (Visiting Artist Spring 2016) and Guests, Wednesdays, 11AM-12PM, Instagram Live: @thedancecomplex
Happy Hour hosted by Andrea Miller (Visiting Artist Spring 2017 and Spring 2013), artistic director of GALLIM: weekly conversations with thought leaders/creatives in the field of dance; Thursdays, 6pm EST, Instagram Live: @gallimdanceco
Happy Hour hosted by Heidi Latsky Dance (Visiting Artist Fall 2018): A Q&A discussion on a different topic each week, Fridays, 5pm EST, Zoom: https://heidilatskydance.org/online-offerings
Yoga with Seane Corn (Visiting Artist Fall 2017), Sundays, 12PM EST, live-streaming for free via Instagram Live: @seanecorn. Download a free 60 min practice with bonus material here: https://www.seanecorn.com/free-practice-signup/
Piloboolus (Visiting Artist Fall 2014) virtual programming: Social Media Live Stream Movement classes: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 3PM EST on Pilobolus Facebook and Instagram: @pilobolus