Master Class with MADBOOTS DANCE


Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 7:00pm to 9:00pm


Harvard Dance Center, 66 Garden St., Cambridge, MA
Male dancer in an open fourth position with chest and arms open

Join Jonathan Campbell and Austin Diaz, founders and directors of MADBOOTS DANCE, for a contemporary dance master class at Harvard Dance Center!

Class will begin gently, creating a grounded awareness of the body with spinal focus and imagery-driven improvisation. After building heat and sensation, dancers will connect their expressive bodies to challenging phrase-work from MADBOOTS DANCE repertory and research. 

Open to all levels of experience. Participants must be age 18 or over. Observers welcome! 

Participation is free, but due to limited class capacity, online registration is required for both participants and observers. 


Harvard Dance Center Master Classes are open to the Boston dance community, with priority given to Harvard University Undergraduate students. 

Harvard undergraduate students are also invited to a dinner and conversation with Jonathan Campbell and Austin Diaz on Wednesday, November 6, 6-7pm, at Dunster House, Small Dining Room. Presented in partnership with the Office of Sexual Assault Prevention & Response (OSAPR) and the Harvard College Office of BGLTQ Student Life, the conversation will focus on the topics of male identity and consent in embodied practices and will be co-facilitated by Directors Pierre R. Berastaín, M.Div. (OSAPR) and Sheehan Scarborough, M.Div. (Office of BGLTQ Student Life).

Due to limited capacity of the room, participation will be first-come, first served, with priority given to those who rsvp online. Dinner provided! 

MADBOOTS DANCE is a queer, contemporary dance company based in New York City. The hyper-physical, provocative company led by Jonathan Campbell and Austin Diaz, was named "25 to Watch" by Dance Magazine and has reached audiences nationally and internationally, mining topics of male identity and queer culture. Past presentations include New York City Center's Fall for Dance, The Joyce Theater, and Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, to name a few. Presently, Campbell and Diaz continue to create compelling, original works, as well as teach both emerging and professional dancers around the nation through their unique voice and movement 

Persons with disabilities are encouraged to participate in all Harvard Dance Center programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact the Dance Office at 617-495-8683 in advance of your participation or visit. The Harvard Dance Center is accessible for individuals using wheelchairs. 

Photo credit: Daniel Robinson