While schools like Princeton and Yale had already had larger theater and dance programs running for years, Harvard's Theater, Dance, and Media concentration did not make its debut until Oct. 1, 2015. Through the efforts of faculty like TDM chair Martin Puchner and dance director Jill Johnson, Harvard's newest foray into the study of theater is only just starting to take the stage.
Colombian dancer and choreographer Álvaro Restrepo directs two participants in a master class at the Harvard Dance Center Wednesday Night. Restrepo taught the basic dance principles practiced at El Colegio del Cuerpo, the community dance education school he cofounded in Cartagena.
Cantabrigian Pua Higginson, right, and Cambridge Rindge and Latin student Caroline Daley, left, perform a traditional Tahitian dance in Harvard Yard at the celebration of Indigenous Peoples’ Day Monday afternoon. As Harvard University recognizes the holiday as Columbus Day, the culture group Native Americans at Harvard hosted the event to praise native culture and advocate for the university to accept the new title.
Dan Fu '18 and Serena Wang '16 perform at the Arts First Festival in the Science Center Plaza.
The Harvard Dance Project’s “What Moves You,” a collaboration between choreographers Jill Johnson, Francesca Harper, and Mario Zambrano, incorporated writing, sound, and the experiences of its dancers into its creation and performance.