The Harvard Dance Center hosts preeminent dancers, choreographers and interdisciplinary innovators who facilitate deep engagement with the Harvard community, including collaborations with Dance Center partners from across the university. Guest artists and choreographers teach master classes, lead talks, visit curricular courses and hold residencies throughout the academic year, cultivating exceptional opportunities for students to work with intergenerational luminaries and groundbreakers in the field and in disciplines linked to dance.
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.
FALL 2021 ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE
Dancer, choreographer, scholar, and educator Nailah Randall-Bellinger is in residence at Harvard Dance Center creating a new work commissioned by the Harvard University Committee on the Arts (HUCA).
The work, titled Initiation– In Love Solidarity, is a choreographic narrative exploring the embodiment of the Middle Passage, and the resilience and evolving identities of women in the African diaspora. A film component of the work and live performance will be presented in various formats this fall.
Please visit the Fall 2021 Artist-in-Residence page to learn more about the project and programmed events on campus.
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.