fendrock Posted December 7, 2005 Report Share Posted December 7, 2005 Harvard has just opened a new dance center. I received this notice about their opening program, and I'm posting it here as it provides some insight into the kind of dance they are doing. I think it is interesting that they emphasize that students auditioned for the pieces: On December 9 and 10, at 8pm, the Harvard Dance Program will showcase the talents of Harvard student dancers in the Harvard Dance Center Inaugural Concert.... A SUITE FROM A CHOREOGRAPHIC OFFERING The Harvard Contemporary Dance Ensemble will dance this featured work of the evening. José Limón’s classic, ....Limón choreographed this piece to Bach’s Musical Offering to memorialize Humphrey’s choreographic inspiration through sculptural movement. Set on the Harvard dancers in early September by former Limón dancer Jennifer Scanlon, the auditioned students worked intensively under Scanlon’s tutelage in a weeklong workshop before the Harvard academic calendar kicked in for Fall 2005. During this teaching period they were introduced to the Limón style, learned his choreography and studied the history of Limón, his work and his company. Early in the academic year, Boston Ballet’s Gianni DiMarco and Jodi Leigh Allen, currently dancing with the Metropolitan Opera Dance Company, held additional auditions. The result – an exciting new work en pointe, and Red Trance - a dark, seductive jazz piece accompanied by a percussive urban score. Students create as well as perform in the Harvard program. Rose Hunt, a work by Ebonie Hazle (’06) will be performed on the Inaugural program, and again at the American College Dance Festival Regional Conference at Boston University this winter. The only undergraduate work on the program, the piece is danced to cello solo Chaconne from Suite #2 in D minor by J.S.Bach. A recent alum and winner of Harvard’s Suzanne Farrell Dance Award, Rebecca Alaly (’05) is premiering a new work choreographed to an original sound score by New York composer Chris Peck. Recent Harvard alums will dance Alaly’s work For tickets: Harvard Box Office 617-496-2222 Quote Link to comment
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