Credit Courses in Dance


The Harvard Dance Project, Spring 2017. Credit: Liza Voll

Dance on Camera: In Studio (TDM 146) 
Mario Zambrano, Lecturer on Theater, Dance & Media
Meeting Time: W/F 3:00-5:30 PM, Location: Harvard Dance Center, Studio 1, 66 Garden St. 
Description: This course encourages and supports the creation of video projects with the moving body as subject. A brief, comprehensive study on the use of editing software (Final Cut Pro) will be covered at the start of the semester, followed by a study on dance film as genre, paying close attention to works by previous dance film awardees from the annual Dance on Camera Film Festival. The course will include storyboarding, shooting, conceptual thinking vs. literal representation, pre/post video editing, and culminate in a final dance film project. 
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GAGA Dancers: Movement Language (TDM 143B)
Mario Zambrano, Lecturer on Theater, Dance & Media
Meeting Time: M/W 9:30-11:00 AM, Location: Harvard Dance Center, Studio 1, 66 Garden St. 
DescriptionGaga—the movement language created by Ohad Naharin, artistic director and choreographer of Batsheva Dance Company in Israel—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. GAGA Dancers is an advanced movement class in physical practice. Students should have previous dance training to enroll in the course.
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Production Studio: Harvard Dance Project (TDM 90DR)
Teacher & Artistic Director:
Jill Johnson, Director of Dance & Senior Lecturer
Meeting Time: Visit course website. Location: Harvard Dance Center, Studio 1, 66 Garden St. 
DescriptionThe Harvard Dance Project cultivates invention and fosters the courage of artistry. This faculty-led, performance company gives students the opportunity to be original cast members and collaborators in two or more diverse dance works created by preeminent professional choreographers. The project focuses on performance research, collaboration, choreographic composition, and links choreographic thinking to other fields. It is a studio-based course which includes at least 12 performances at major venues on campus. Course Notes: Enrollment determined by audition during the first week of class. Dance experience required. 
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Fundaments of Improvisation & Composition, Dance (TDM 140R)
GAGA People: Movement Language (143)
Poetry in Flux - Dance Afoot (COMPLIT 119)
Repertoire for Advanced Dancers (TDM 145A)
Movement Lab (TDM 141)
Deconstructing a Novel into a Dance (TDM 147)
Contemporary Dance Technique: Countertechnique (TDM 142)
Master Work: The Choreographic Process of William Forsythe (Music 103r)
Modern Motion: 100 Years of American Dance (Freshperson Seminar 31x)

These courses are offered on a semester-to-semester basis, depending on the academic year. 


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Photo: The Harvard Dance Project in Beauty and Failure, Spring 2017. Credit: Liza Voll.