Theater Dance and Media

Harvard Says It Wants to Boost Interdisciplinary Research. Its Professors Have Questions.

“Interdisciplinarity” has become something of a buzzword among Harvard professors. But in interviews with The Crimson, seven professors from the Arts and Humanities division said that the term, as it is popularly used, may raise more questions than it does answers.

Despite Decrease in Concentrators, Students and Faculty Alike Defend the Humanities

Of the 18 concentrations in the Arts and Humanities division, 10 have experienced significant decreases in numbers of concentrators, six remained relatively steady, and two saw slight increases between 2015 and 2019.

Remo Airaldi 1

Harvard Theater, Dance, and Media lecturer Remo F. Airaldi '85 has appeared in more than sixty productions at the American Repertory Theatre since 1993.

Remo Airaldi 2

Remo F. Airaldi '85, a Harvard lecturer on Theater, Dance, and Media, teaches his weekly improv class, TDM 120: "What's so Funny?: Introduction to Improvisational Comedy."

Two Years In, Mixed Reviews for Theater, Dance, and Media Concentration

The initial batches of Theater, Dance, and Media concentrators largely laud the program, though some say it can be difficult to balance its multiple components.

Dining Hall Dancing

Olga Kinnard, a coach for the Harvard Ballroom Dance Team, teaches students during a free Wintersession dance lesson hosted by Harvard Ballroom in the Adams Dining Hall Wednesday night.

Making Space: Diversity, Inclusion, and the Arts at Harvard

As Harvard’s undergraduate student body has grown ever more diverse, many challenges remain in making the University a fully inclusive institution for all those admitted. According to The Crimson’s annual survey of graduating seniors, students of color at Harvard are less likely to concentrate in the arts and humanities than their white peers. But both faculty and students say that making the arts more open has rarely been so important.

“Aloha, Say the Pretty Girls” Arrives at Farkas Hall

Piñatas, komodo dragons, a dog that turns into a human: These wacky sights, among others, will take the stage at Farkas Hall this weekend during Harvard’s production of Naomi Iizuka’s 1999 comedy “Aloha, Say the Pretty Girls.”

Daniel S. Kramer Reinvents ‘A Dream Play’ in Farkas Hall

Creating a professional-quality show—the second in the TDM Department’s history—while simultaneously mentoring Harvard students provided Kramer with a unique opportunity outside of the limits of commercial theater. “It was a great opportunity to explore one of the greatest pieces of avant-garde theater ever written,” he says.

TDM Magazine

The first edition of Theater Dance Media, a new student-run magazine.

TDM in Retrospect: What It Takes to Set a Stage

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.

Dance Center Reading

A series of books are laid upon a piano in a Dance Center studio, meant as inspiration for Music 105R: Fundaments of Improvisation & Composition, Dance.

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