Posts Tagged ‘ Dance ’

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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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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Preview: Black Arts Festival 2011

March 2, 2011

Today, Thursday March 3rd, through Saturday March 5th , the Kuumba Singers and a wide range of other arts groups on campus will together present this year’s Black Arts Festival. The theme of the festival is “How it Feels to be Colored Me,” after the Zora Neale Hurston essay on when she felt “colored”...

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Sakata Afrika!

February 26, 2011

Projected photographs of eager Tanzanian students filled the back wall of Lowell Lecture Hall, as African beats mixed with the murmur of audience members waiting for the show to begin. Sakata Afrika!, presented by the Harvard College Alliance for Africa on Friday, February 11th at 7:30pm, featured impressive performances by Harvard student dance groups....

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An Evening of Fine Arts: Fine Entertainment

March 12, 2010

The Black Men’s Forum’s Haiti benefit concert, Evening of Fine Arts, was greeted by a small but enthusiastic audience. The concert, which took place on Saturday, February 26th at 7:00pm in Lowell Lecture Hall, raised money for the CARE organization’s work in Haiti, and featured classical music, visual art, and dance. As the audience...

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HPT Commie Dearest: An All-American Success

March 8, 2010
HPT Commie Dearest: An All-American Success

HPT 162: Commie Dearest, an original musical with book and lyrics by Alexandra Petri ’10 and Megan Amram ’10 (from this point on referred to as Pamram ’10), and music by Alex Lipton ’11, continued the second week of its five week run this Wednesday, February 18, 2010. The latest production by the Hasty...

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Liz Walker: A Semester at the LA Ballet

March 5, 2010
Liz Walker: A Semester at the LA Ballet

It’s a Friday evening in Los Angeles, and I vaguely feel like I’m going to hurl. No, I didn’t have one too many cocktails at the newest celebrity hotspot in Hollywood. I did, however, just survive my first run of George Balanchine’s Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2. This ballet in three movements is the...

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Cultural Rhythms: True Story

March 4, 2010

This past Saturday, the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations put on its 25th Anniversary Cultural Rhythms featuring special guest, popular musician and Haitian-born humanitarian Wyclef Jean. As promised in its promotional clips and unusually long introduction video, Cultural Rhythms focused on presenting diverse cultures through the performing arts.  The show itself was...

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Mark Morris on Mozart

February 24, 2010
Mark Morris on Mozart

At the beginning of Morris on Mozart, two stage hands appeared on the Sanders Theater stage. They moved the interview chairs, rolled up the large oriental rug that had been beneath them, and promptly carried it off stage. The amused audience began to whisper. Why would they need to roll up the rug for...

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