The Harvard Dance Center regularly hosts innovative dance artists for deep engagement with the Harvard community. Activities are often in collaboration with Dance Center partners across the university and have included teaching workshops and master classes, leading artist talks and community conversations, visiting curricular courses, and holding residencies throughout the academic year.
Programming is inclusive of all abilities and levels of experience. Many events are open to the Cambridge and Boston area dance communities. All class participants must be at least 18 years of age or an undergraduate student.
SPRING 2022 PROGRAMMING
Biomechanics of Movement: Best practices for optimal dance physiology with Dr. Shriya Srinivasan
Date/time: Sunday, January 30, 1-2:30pm
Location: Harvard Dance Center, Studio 1
This workshop, led by professional Bharatanatyam dancer and biomedical researcher Dr. Shriya Srinivasan, will provide an overview of the physiological principles and anatomy of dance. An interactive session putting theory into practice, participants will learn how to use the musculoskeletal system optimally for dance through best methods for warming up and cooling down the body, and strengthening exercises related to injury-prevention and performance. Finally, the class will lead participants to connect their body awareness to the physics of jumps, turns, and more!
For all types of movers at all levels of experience.
Due to current conditions with Covid, only active Harvard affiliates enrolled in Harvard's testing cadence will be admitted. All participants must provide their Harvard ID at the door. Click in the registration button below for additional COVID safety protocols.
Previous Dance Center Visiting Artists
A series of four virtual artist-led conversations around artistry, identity, and advoacy that included: Nailah Randall-Bellinger, Joh Camara, Sunanda Narayanan, Laura Rodriguez, Tarikh Campbell, Jean Robens Georges, Jeffrey L. Page, Amirah Sackett, Lonnie Stanton, Yury Yanowksy, Peter Chu, Chanel DaSilva, and Shamel Pitts.
Kerry Thompson Ed.M. ‘08 (Disability Inclusion), Kinetic Light (Interdisciplinary Arts and Disability), AXIS Dance Company (Physically-Integrated Contemporary)
Kerry Thompson Ed.M. ‘08 (Salsa-ASL)
MADBOOTS DANCE (Contemporary), Bennyroyce Royon (Contemporary), Amirah Sackett (Hip Hop), The Wondertwins (Hip Hop)
Nejla Yatkin (Contemporary), Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company (Christina Robson) (Contemporary), Belinda McGuire (Contemporary)
Chanel DaSilva and Zack Winokur (musical theater/creative process), Ayodele Casel (Tap), Heidi Latsky Dance (Physically-Integrated Contemporary), Carlos Lopez (Ballet)
Ronald K. Brown (Contemporary), Peter Chu (Contemporary), Chanel DaSilva (Contemporary), Shamel Pitts (Contemporary/Gaga)
Ayodele Casel (Tap), Seane Corn (Yoga), Francesca Harper (Improvisation), Antoine Hunter (Afro Cuban Modern with ASL).
Peter Chu (Contemporary), Andrea Miller (Contemporary), Tina Fehlandt (Modern/Contemporary), Okwui Okpokwasili (Embodied Practice), Joe Turner Lin (Movement and Film), Jill Johnson & Christopher Roman (Movement Lab)
Sidra Bell (Contemporary), Carmen Beuchat (Modern), Annie-B Parson and Paul Lazar (Theater & Dance), Álvaro Restrepo (Contemporary dance/philosophy), Shantala Shivalingappa (Kuchipudi Classical Indian/Contemporary)
Karole Armitage (Performance Workshop Intensive), Carlos López (Master Class), and Peter DiMuro (Master Class).
Brian Brooks (Contemporary), Ronald K. Brown (Contemporary), Reggie Wilson (Contemporary)
Michelle Dorrance, Francesca Harper (Contemporary), Jill Johnson (Forsythe), Mikko Nissinen (Ballet), Pilobolus (Contemporary), Sydney Skybetter (Digitial Storytelling)
Shaun Amyot (Ballet), Mikko Nissinen (Ballet), Dwight Rhoden (Contemporary)
Kyle Abraham (Contemporary), Aszure Barton (Contemporary), Peter Chu (Contemporary), Ariel Freedman (Gaga), Francesca Harper (Contemporary)
Ronald K. Brown (Contemporary), Patrick Corbin (Contemporary), Francesca Harper (Contemporary), Pontus Lidberg (Contemporary), Andrea Miller (Contemporary), Jon Morris, Rika Okamoto, Josh Rhodes (Contemporary)
Reid Bartelme (Contemporary), Ariel Freedman (Gaga), John Jasperse (Contemporary), Andrea Miller (Contemporary), Mikko Nissinen, Desmond Richardson (Contemporary), Chet Walker (Fosse)
Patrick Corbin (Contemporary), Jorma Elo (Ballet), David Hallberg (Ballet), Jill Johnson & Christopher Roman (Contact Improv), Ohad Naharin (Gaga), Pauline Oliveros (Contemporary), Dwight Rhoden & Desmond Richardson (Contemporary), Christopher Roman (Contemporary)
Danielle Agami (Gaga), Ronald K. Brown (Contemporary), William Forsythe (Forsythe), Margie Gillis (Contemporary), Jill Johnson (Improv), Jill Johnson & Michael Palmer (Poetry & Dance), Andrea Miller (Contemporary), Mikko Nissinen (Ballet), Josh Rhodes (Contemporary), Sheron Wray (Contemporary)
Image description and photo credit:
THE WONDERTWINS teaching a master class at Harvard Dance Center, Fall 2019. THE WONDERTWINS, Billy and Bobby McClain, are in synchronized mid-dance movement in a large studio. They are identical twins with slick-back pony tails and wearing oversized black t-shirts with The Wondertwins logo in white lettering over a long sleeve blue shirt; one wears red baggy sweatpants and the other wearis dark blue baggy sweatpants. Dance students are watching around the perimeter of the studio. Photo Credit: Annielly Camargo.