Institute of Politics visiting fellow Bill Richardson, who previously served as the governor of New Mexico, US Energy Secretary, and US ambassador to the UN, delivers the 2011 Corliss Lamont Lecture alongside moderator Graham Allison at the JFK, Jr. Forum on Thursday.
Prior to the performance, dancers mingle among audience members as people trickle into the auditorium. As the lights dim, dancers run to the stage from the audience to begin the eleventh season of Dancers' Viewpointe, a program of contemporary dance and improvisational art featuring dancers from across Harvard University.
Dancers improvise movements and formations during the opening act of the program titled "Way Much." In the true spirit of collaboration, dancers feed off of one another's movements to create a dynamic and entertaining performance that is unique every time.
"RE +," a product of collaboration between artists and dancers during Harvard University's January 2011 Performance Intensive, incorporated red props and spoken word into dance. The dance centered around the theme of distraction, and the extent to which the audience is able to pay attention to the speaker's words while other performers interact with the red props.
Dancers leap in "Gamble Away," a routine choreographed and performed by students Natalie Cameron '11, Whitney Fitts '12, Merritt Moore '12, Kevin Shee '11, and Elizabeth Walker '11. The goal of the routine was to move dancers beyond their natural comfort zones.
After winter's passing, dancers welcome in spring and summer. Amanda Hameline '12, Charlotte Chang '14, Mackenzie Dolginow '13, and Jun Shepard '14 perform in beachwear in the second half of "sprangsprungspring," a routine complete with music of the tropics and sunny lighting.