Kick, ball, changing minds
The Harvard Dance Center hosted the AXIS Dance Company, comprised of disabled and non-disabled dancers working together to challenge misconceptions about the art form, for a virtual master class.Read More
Spotlight on the unsung
The Harvard Theatre Collection explored the influence of immigrants on early American theater.
Exploring a movement
In the course “Hip Hop Dance,” students learned about the geography, history, race, gender, and culture behind some of their favorite moves.
Drag history at Harvard
The archives of celebrated drag queen Joey Arias were recently acquired by Harvard Theatre Collection, documenting 40 years of drag, cabaret, and performance art.
Broadway’s representation problem
Professor Derek Miller pushes students to think critically about the race and gender of who gets cast for which role on Broadway.
A performance for everyone
Mikey Krajnak from A.R.T. explains how the theater made “Jagged Little Pill” and many other productions accessible to people who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Even before the launch of the Theater, Dance & Media concentration in 2015, performing arts have been an integral part of the Harvard community. The Harvard Band recently celebrated its 100th anniversary, a cappella groups have been a vibrant part of campus life since the 1940s, and the American Repertory Theater has been expanding the boundaries of theater since 1980.
A celebration of movement can be found at the Harvard Dance Center where they are advancing dance literacy on campus and around the world.
All across Harvard’s Schools and centers, choirs, bands, orchestras, and ensembles are exploring, performing, and advancing music in all its forms.
Behind the scenes, many of our staff members share their performing art talents in our annual Harvard Staff Art Show.
And on Harvard’s many stages, from the Loeb Drama Center, home of A.R.T. and Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club; to Farkas Hall, home of Hasty Pudding Theatricals; to the recently proposed research and performance center in Allston, Harvard students, faculty, and staff are bringing new ideas and perspectives to these disciplines.