Catalogue (First Edition)


Thursday, April 20, 2017, 6:30pm to 8:30pm


Harvard Dance Center, 66 Garden Street, Cambridge

Presented by: Harvard University Committee on the Arts

Catalogue (First Edition)
Choreography by William Forsythe
featuring Christopher Roman and Jill Johnson, dancers

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This performance is free and open to the public but pre-registration is required to reserve your seat. Reserved seats are guaranteed up until 15 minutes prior to the performance, after which they will be released to the general public. Please click on the Reserve button above.

7:15pm: Panel discussion following the performance featuring Harvard faculty and the performers at Harvard Dance Center, 66 Garden Street. 

An “intricate, almost baroque piece” is how the celebrated choreographer William Forsythe describes Catalogue (First Edition), his new piece for the DANCE ON ENSEMBLE. The idea for the duet came from an intention to highlight the special relationship, shared sensibilities, and coordinative skill set of Jill Johnson and Christopher Roman. They have collaborated closely for a long time, staging many of Forsythe’s works all over the world.

Christopher Roman, Artistic Director of the Dance On Ensemble
Jill Johnson, Senior Lecturer on Music/Theater, Dance & Media and Director of Dance at Harvard University

Harvard University Committee on the Arts (HUCA) gratefully acknowledges the support of: Harvard Library, Harvard Art Museums, Harvard Dance Center, and the Johnson-Kulukundis Family President’s Fund for Arts at Harvard University.


Wednesday, April 19
12 noon: Catalogue (First Edition) performance at Widener Library Rotunda (open to Harvard ID holders)

3:30-5pm: Movement Lab open house master class at Harvard Art Museums, Calderwood Courtyard, 32 Quincy Street (open to observers)

Thursday, April 20
6:30pm: Catalogue (First Edition) performance at Harvard Dance Center, 66 Garden Street (Open to the public). Free reserved ticket

7:15pm: Panel discussion following the performance with Harvard faculty at Harvard Dance Center, 66 Garden Street

Harvard University encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact 617-495-8683 in advance of your participation or visit. 

Photo: Jill Johnson and Christopher Roman in "Catalogue (First Edition)," by William Forsythe. Credit: Dorothea Tuch