Artist Talk with Trajal Harrell


Saturday, March 26, 2016, 1:00pm to 3:00pm


Harvard Dance Center, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge

Presented ByDance Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard, with support from Learning from Performers 

Trajal HarrellInternationally acclaimed choreographer and dancer Trajal Harrell will talk about contemporary theories and ideas in his work as well as in the broader context of contemporary dance. He will be showing photos and video to accompany the discussion.

This event is part of the OFA Dance Program's Spring 2016 Master Class Series

Trajal Harrell is a dancer, choreographer, and Yale graduate with a degree in American Studies. His work often reimagines and proposes alternative histories for early postmodern American dance and has been presented at venues including The Kitchen, Danspace Project, Dance Theater Workshop, P.S. 122, Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) Boston, Dance Mission (San Francisco, CA), among others. Internationally, his work has toured to international festivals throughout Europe in addition to Mexico. Harrell's most well-known series of works titled Twenty Looks or Paris Is Burning at The Judson Church explores a theoretical nexus between early postmodern American dance and the voguing tradition. As part of this series, Antigone Sr./Twenty Looks or Paris Is Burning At The Judson Church (L) will be performed at the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston on March 25-26, 2016. 

Attendance to the Trajal Harrell artist talk at Harvard Dance Center is free and open to the public. Due to limited seating, online registration is required. First-come, first-served, with priority given to Harvard University Undergraduate Students. 

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. 

The Harvard Dance Center is accessible for individuals using wheelchairs. 

Photo: Trajal Harrell in Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at The Judson Church. Credit: Karol Rabe.