Dance

Rooted in tradition, committed to innovating, the OFA Dance Program supports studies in dance composition, improvisation, performance, choreographic design and history of dance with an emphasis on collaboration and trans-disciplinary inquiry.

Dance Program Spring Performances 2014, Megan Murdock in Dwight Rhoden's Random Acts
Photo: Eric Antoniou

Dance Program Spring Performances 2014, Kelsey Berry in Aszure Barton's Busk
Photo: Eric Antoniou

Dance Program Spring Performances 2014, Mariel Pettee, Tessa Markewich in Jill Johnson's Paper Wing
Photo: Eric Antoniou

Apply Today!: Emerging Choreographers Fall 2014 – applications due Sept 5, 2014
Photo: Liza Voll

Full-year credit course in Dance! THE HARVARD DANCE PROJECT (Music 12hfr) AUDITIONS: Sept 2 & 4, 2014, 4-6pm @ Harvard Dance Center
Photo: Eric Antoniou

Credit course in Dance! Fundaments of Improvisation & Composition (Music 105r) First class Sept 3, 2014, 3-5pm @ Harvard Dance Center
Photo: Eric Antoniou

Can't commit to a full semester of dance classes? Drop-in classes now available at the Harvard Dance Center
Photo: Liza Voll

Harvard Dance Project performance tour to renowned Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, June 18, 2014
Photo: J Johnson

Harvard Dance Project in SEESAW dance installation at ARTS FIRST Festival April '14
Photo: Matt Plaks

Aszure Barton taught a master class in October 2013, and was our Wintersession 2014 Artist-in-Residence
Photo: Graeme Mitchell

Mikko Nissinen taught a master class to Harvard students in Sept '13, Feb '14, & Sept '14
Photo: Liza Voll


Dwight Rhoden created Random Acts for Harvard student dancers and taught a mater class, Spring ’14
Photo: Jae Man Joo

A Letter from President Faust:
"Slow Dancing reminds us of what we lose when we fail to take time and make time..."

Watch RE:RE:RE: Dance Installation, by Jill Johnson, premiered Dec. 2011, performed Feb. 2012; Apr. 2012 at ARTS FIRST on the steps of Widener Library
Photo: Liza Voll

Margie Gillis taught a master class to Harvard students in October 2011
Photo: Lois Greenfield

William Forsythe taught a master class to Harvard students in October 2011
Photo: Teresa Lattanzio

Jorma Elo taught a master class to Harvard students in January 2012
Photo: Teresa Lattanzio

Jill Johnson and Christopher Roman taught a contact improvisation workshop to Harvard students in February 2012
Photo: Teresa Lattanzio

Ohad Naharin taught a master class to Harvard students in March 2012

Pauline Oliveros taught a Deep Listening Intensive to Harvard students in April 2012
Photo: Teresa Lattanzio


David Hallberg taught a master class to Harvard students in April 2012
Photo: Liza Voll


Robert Battle spoke at Harvard about becoming Artistic Director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in April 2012
Photo: Liza Voll


John Jasperse taught a master class to Harvard students in September 2012
Photo: Liza Voll


Desmond Richardson taught a master class to Harvard students in September 2012
Photo: Liza Voll


Shaun Amyot — Taught a master class to Harvard students in April '14
Photo: Liza Voll


Mikko Nissinen taught a master class to Harvard students in Sept '13, Feb '14, & Sept '14
Photo: Liza Voll


Andrea Miller taught a master class to Harvard students in Sept 2012 & Feb 2014
Photo: Liza Voll


Ariel Freedman taught Gaga master classes to Harvard students in October 2012 & October 2013
Photo: Kõvágó Nagy Imre


Chet Walker taught a Fosse master class to Harvard students in November 2012
Photo: Liza Voll


Francesca Harper taught master classes to Harvard students in Feb '13 & Oct '13, and will teach a master class in October 2014
Photo: Francesca Harper

Jon Morris taught a master class to Harvard students in February 2013
Photo: Courtesy of Jon Morris

Ronald K. Brown taught a master class to Harvard students in March 2013
Photo: Basil Childers

Josh Rhodes taught a master class to Harvard students in March 2013
Photo: Courtesy of Josh Rhodes

Patrick Corbin taught a master class to Harvard students in April 2013
Photos: David Morgan, Lois Greenfield

Rika Okamoto taught a Twyla Tharp Workshop to Harvard students in April 2013
Photo: Courtesy of Rika Okamoto

Kyle Abraham taught a master class to Harvard students in September 2013
Photo: Kyle Abraham

Peter Chu taught a Master Class to Harvard students in November 2013
Photo: Peter Chu

Megan Murdock '14 & Timothy McCormack PhD '16 in The Sound of Distance in Itself
by Jill Johnson, Dance Program Spring Performances 2012
Photo: Liza Voll

Tsung-Yun Tzeng EXT '13 in Third Rail by Jill Johnson & Christopher Roman,
Dance Program Spring Performances 2012
Photo: Liza Voll

Shayna Skal '13, Mackenzie Dolginow '13, & Halimeda Glickman-Hoch '12 in Christopher Roman's The Sum of Missing Parts, Dance Program Spring Performances 2012 Photo: Liza Voll

Shayna Skal '13 in Christopher Roman's The Sum of Missing Parts, Dance Program Spring Performances 2012
Photo: Liza Voll

Timothy McCormack PhD '16 in John Jasperse's Relay Circuit Overlay, part of
Dance Program Winter Performances 2012
Photo: Liza Voll

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