Dance

Performed “With Intent”

May 30, 2011

The Harvard Radcliffe Modern Dance Company (HRMDC) continues to expose audiences to bold choreographic choices and innovative performance art. HRMDC’s spring production, “With Intent,” performed April 22nd and 23rd at the Harvard Dance Center, followed this trend, showcasing both new and old talent, and incorporating nontraditional technical and musical elements. While some of the...

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Grandeur in the Contour

May 30, 2011

“Contours” revealed that Harvard Ballet Company indeed has the dancers, though not always the choreography, to best showcase their talent. Guest choreographer Boyko Dossev’s “Bolero” began with solos tailored to individual strengths, coupled with haunting, repetitive music. But it lacked coherence at certain moments, especially when the dancers flaunted their jumps during an across-the-floor...

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Dancers’ Viewpointe 11 Continues the Fine Tradition

April 19, 2011

Dancers’ Viewpointe 11: Point, View, Voice, was a bold presentation of contemporary dance and performance art. The annual show, presented by the Harvard Dance Center at the New College Theater, always manages to attract unique guest artists and take artistic risks, showcasing student and faculty talent while challenging the audience’s imagination. While the “Point”...

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Harvard TAPS Brings Back Childhood

April 19, 2011

Harvard TAPS gave an uplifting performance in their spring show “Forever Young” in Lowell Lecture Hall. The pieces together took up the subject of growing up with playfulness and enthusiasm. From the outset, the show invoked common moments of childhood, starting with the full cast in a piece set to the Sesame Street song....

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Eastbound 2011

April 19, 2011

In the program of Eastbound 2011, the Asian American Dance Troupe (AADT) expressed the primary mission of their spring show, to showcase “the spectacular diversity of Asian cultures at Harvard University.”  In that, it succeeded: the concert was a largely enjoyable presentation of traditional and contemporary movement styles originating from China, the Middle East...

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Smooth Jazz

April 17, 2011

The soothing notes from a guitar and jazz saxophone filled the air as audience members drifted into the Cabot House JCR on Friday April 8th at 7PM. Mainly Jazz Dance Company’s spring production: “Smooth Jazz,” transformed a theater space rarely used for dance performances into an intimate “coffee house” setting for entertaining dance, live...

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They Got the Beat

April 7, 2011

Founded just three years ago, “Corcairdhearg: the Harvard College Irish Dancers” have quickly made a name for themselves – and not just one that is difficult to pronounce. Their performance “We Got the Beat: An Evening of Rhythmic Dancing,” on Saturday April 2nd at 8PM, was entertaining, lively, and impressive. The intricate footwork, clean...

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Ghungroo 2011

March 17, 2011

Ghungroo, the South Asian Association’s annual cultural and performing arts show, is a refreshing change of pace from the exclusive productions of many extracurricular performance groups. With a cast and crew of over 350, Ghungroo is one of the largest events on campus in which Harvard students of all skill levels are invited to...

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No Turning Back

January 2, 2011

In the midst of November’s Harvard-Yale excitement, the women and men of Mainly Jazz and Taps presented an entertaining collaboration of dance forms with their show “No Turning Back.” Though showcasing a wide array of styles and skills, both groups left much promising room for technical and artistic growth. Despite some unevenness of technique...

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Traces Of…

January 2, 2011

From the thought-provoking title, “Traces of…” to the bold experimental movement and improvisation, the Harvard Radcliffe Modern Dance Company left much of the interpretation up to the audience at its show this past weekend. At the Harvard Dance Center on Saturday, December 4th, performers, choreographers, and technical artists all put forth a comprehensive display...

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