Spring 2017 Performances


Please join us on April 6-9, 2017, for FIVE PIECES, a mixed program of works by some of the most influential choreographers of our time, plus a new work by The Harvard Dance Project student dancers. See press release

The Harvard Dance Project in:

Echad Mi Yodea, originally from Kyr (1990) | Ohad Naharin
The Vile Parody of Address, excerpt (1988) | William Forsythe
I Raise Hell (2015) | Michelle Dorrance & Melinda Sullivan
Degrees of Difference (2015) | Jill Johnson
New work by The Harvard Dance Project student dancers

Thursday, April 6, 7 PM
Friday, April 7, 7 PM
Saturday, April 8, 7 PM
Sunday, April 9, 3 PM
Venue: Farkas Hall, 12 Holyoke St. 

Advance price tickets available now through the Harvard Box Office, 10 Holyoke St., Cambridge. 

Co-presented by the Harvard Dance Program (OFA)Department of Music, and Theater, Dance & Media. Supported in part by the Blodgett Distinguished Artist Program and the Bromley Innovation Fund for Dance at Harvard University. 


Presented by
: Harvard University Committee on the Arts

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


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. 

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 below:

Eventbrite - Catalogue (First Edition)

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, the Office for the Arts at Harvard, and the Johnson-Kulukundis Family President’s Fund for Arts at Harvard University.


Four female student choreographers will present interdisciplinary dance installations addressing social issues, cultural identity, and gender identity after a semester-long residency and mentorship program at the Harvard Dance Center and Harvard's Arts @ 29 Garden.

Dates: April 28-29, 2017
Times: TBA
Venue: Arts @ 29 Garden

Spring 2017 Emerging Choreographers: 
Lauren Balbus '17 and Talia Rothstein '17
Gabriella Czarniak '17
Miriam Huettner '17

Spring 2017 MentorsJill Johnson and Mario Zambrano