Classes

Contemporary American Literature and Popular Music (Instructor Alex Corey)

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2018

Alex Corey

This class examines the relationship between popular music, American literature, and the power structures that organize life in the United States. We will study the ways that music constructs social identities by considering how popular music—in performance, on record, and in written representation—can both reinforce and challenge hierarchies of gender, race, region, sexuality, class, and citizenship. Listening to recording artists such as Johnny...

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TDM Production Studio: The Owl Answers

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2017

Written by Adrienne Kennedy
Directed by David R. Gammons
Produced by Dana Knox

“I who am the ancestor of Shakespeare, Chaucer and William the Conqueror, I went to London... I was the only Negro there.” Clara Passmore, the illegitimate daughter of a white man and a black woman in the American South, struggles to define herself even as she is denied and ostracized by the European culture she idolizes. Unable to claim her father’s heritage and unwilling to accept her mother’s, Clara is caught between time and place; history and myth. Characters and locations...

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Vocal Production

Semester: 

Summer

Offered: 

2017

Ashleigh Reade, MFA

This is a practical, experiential, and studio-based course designed for students who wish to explore voice, speech, and text analysis for theater, film, TV, or public speaking. Actors, business professionals, singers, or anyone desiring greater mastery of the voice benefit from the course. Emphasis is placed on helping each speaker find his or her own voice through developing personal specificity, precision, and...

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Performing Musical Theater

Semester: 

Summer

Offered: 

2017

Pamela J. Murray

In this course we explore how to create a polished and convincing song performance. Each class meeting begins with a group warmup, reviewing the basics of good singing technique and ear training, incorporating improvisational games to help free the voice and body from tensions. Through individual work, we approach each song from both a musical and a dramatic standpoint, discussing character, story, and...

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TDM Production Studio: Harvard Dance Project

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2017

Jill Johnson

The Harvard Dance Project cultivates invention and fosters the courage of artistry. This faculty-led performance company gives students the opportunity to be original cast members and collaborators in diverse dance works created by preeminent professional choreographers. The project focuses on performance research, collaboration, choreographic composition, and links choreographic thinking to other fields. It is a studio-based course...

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Performing Musical Difference

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2017

Kay Kaufman Shelemay, PhD

Taught in cooperation with musicians of the Harvard-affiliated Silk Road Ensemble, this course explores the social processes and ethical challenges of intercultural musical exchange, composition, and performance. With an articulated humanistic goal of creating "unexpected connections, collaborations, and communities in pursuit of meaningful change," the Silk Road Project provides a rich laboratory for appraising how dimensions of difference have been conveyed through...

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TDM Production Studio: Harvard Dance Project

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2016

Jill Johnson

The Harvard Dance Project cultivates invention and fosters the courage of artistry. This faculty-led performance company gives students the opportunity to be original cast members and collaborators in diverse dance works created by preeminent professional choreographers. The project focuses on performance research, collaboration, choreographic composition, and links choreographic thinking to other fields. It is a studio-based course...

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TDM Production Studio: Harvard Dance Project

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2016

Jill Johnson

The Harvard Dance Project cultivates invention and fosters the courage of artistry. This faculty-led performance company gives students the opportunity to be original cast members and collaborators in diverse dance works created by preeminent professional choreographers. The project focuses on performance research, collaboration, choreographic composition, and links choreographic thinking to other fields. It is a studio-based course which...

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Modern Dance Technique and Choreography

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2014

Jodi Leigh Allen, MFA

This course explores the endless creative possibilities in dance and the expressive capacity of the body through Modern Dance technique, improvisation, dance history, theory, and choreography. Through a combination of technique classes, choreographic and movement studies, readings, discussions, and viewing dance: the course focuses on how movement choices develop dances that are kinetic and artistic. No previous dance training is necessary.

This course is designed to increase the student’s knowledge of their technical and creative abilities...

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