This March, the Harvard Black Community & Student Theater Group (BlackCAST) strives to challenge tradition with a brand-new production: “Vanity Lane: The Ballet.” Created by Harvard Extension School student La’Toya Princess Jackson, “Vanity Lane” is a contemporary ballet that examines the duality of beauty and self-worth with an interdisciplinary approach to exploring the world of theater, music, and classical dance. The production will occupy a two-week residency at Farkas Hall, Harvard University’s Office for the Arts primary performance space.
"In its depiction of a crumbling utopia, Aldous Huxley’s 1932 classic “Brave New World” poses moral quandaries that remain relevant today. In their adaptation of the novel, the Harvard-Radcliffe Modern Dance Company has found their own way to make connections between Huxley’s futuristic world and our present one. Staged in the black box of the Loeb Ex from April 6 to 8, the show will immerse the audience in an emotional experience of dance and projection. Each piece in the multi-part show will convey a predominant theme rather than a specific chapter."
Set in an environment inspired by Aldous Huxley’s 1932 novel of the same name, Brave New World is the Harvard-Radcliffe Modern Dance Company’s second exploration of narrative dance. Taking advantage of the blackbox Loeb Experimental theater, audience members will be seated in the round and immersed in an up close experience of dance, light, and projections. Featuring the work of student and professional guest choreographers, Brave New World will explore themes of individuality, social issues, sexuality, and consumerism.... Read more about The Harvard-Radcliffe Modern Dance Company presents "Brave New World"