Master Class: Open Movement Lab with Jill Johnson and Christopher Roman


Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 3:30pm to 5:00pm


Harvard Art Museums, Calderwood Courtyard, 32 Quincy Street

Presented by the Harvard University Committee on the Arts in partnership with the Harvard Dance Program (OFA) Master Class Series and Harvard Art Museums.

As part of a two-day residency surrounding the Harvard performances of William Forsythe's new work Catalogue (First Edition), Christopher Roman and Jill Johnson will lead a master class at Harvard Art Museums. The class will be an open house Movement Lab (TDM 141) where students will learn key improvisational technologies and structures from Catalogue (First Edition) and will have the opportunity to conduct their own motion research with these ideas. 

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

This class is for Harvard students only. No prior dance experience necessary. Dance participants should wear sneakers and comfortable clothing they can move in. Observers welcome! 

Participation is free, but due to limited class capacity, online registration is required. First-come, first-served, with priority given to Harvard University Undergraduate Students. 

 Catalogue (First Edition) Open Movement Lab

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

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.


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

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.