Current Productions

  • Far Away

    Directed by Annie Tippe, Spring 2017 (Photo Credit:

  • Five Pieces

    Five Pieces

    Harvard Dance Project, Spring 2017 (Photo Credit: Liza Voll)

  • A Dream Play

    A Dream Play

    Directed by Daniel Kramer, Fall 2016 (Photo Credit:

  • Harvard Dance Project


    Harvard Dance Project, Fall 2016 (Photo Credit: Liza Voll)

  • The Man Who

    The Man Who

    Directed by Marcus Stern, Spring 2016 (Photo Credit:

  • Far Away

    Directed by Annie Tippe, Spring 2017 (Photo Credit:

  • The Man Who

    The Man Who

    Directed by Marcus Stern, Spring 2016 (Photo Credit:

TDM Spring 2019 Productions

SEMINAL VOICES, April 25-27, 2019

The Danube, May 2-5, 2019

TDM Spring 2019 Productions



An evening of new experiments with the methods of three visionary artists who have expanded the meaning of choreographic practice. And still do. See Harvard students perform and engage with work that spans 90 years of dance history. Evocative, idiosyncratic, distinctive and infinitely expressive, each of the these works provides dancers and audiences alike the opportunity to encounter dance history and participate in it.

The performance program is comprised of: gym dance for Harvard, 2019, Harvard Dance Project students in conversation with Merce Cunningham, directed by Silas Riener (Cunningham Trust); Lamentation Variation, Harvard Dance Project students in Lamentation (1930) by Martha Graham, staged by Miki Orihara (Martha Graham Dance Company); and Bill T. Jones’ Story/Time (excerpt; 2012), reconstruction of excerpts staged by Christina Robson (Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company).

At the invitation of Mikhail Baryshnikov, Harvard Dance Project students premiered gym dance for Harvard, 2019, at Baryshnikov Arts Center, in “Runs the Gamut,” an event exploring the legacy of Merce Cunningham’s choreography and his experimental use of chance procedures. The event was also in celebration of Cunningham's centennial. Harvard Dance Project performed alongside the Alvin Ailey School, The Juilliard School, and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.

The Harvard Dance Center is excited to collaborate with local musicians Osnat Netzer, Preceptor in the Department of Music, and Erika Matei, Master’s candidate from Longy School of Music, who will perform Piano Piece, Op. 3, No. 2, by Zoltán Kodály (1910), the original score used for Lamentation (1930), choreographed by Martha Graham. Nate Tucker, composer and electronic musician, will be perform his original works for gym dance for Harvard, 2019 and Story/Time (excerpt).

ASL interpretation will be provided for the Friday, April 26, performance. 

SEMINAL VOICES received additional support from the Bromley Innovation Fund for Dance and the Provostial Fund for Arts and Humanities at Harvard University. 

The Harvard Dance Project (HDP) is a Theater, Dance & Media (TDM) credit course that aims to cultivate invention and foster the courage of artistry. Led by Dance Director and Senior Lecturer, Jill Johnson, HDP is a performance ensemble that provides students with the opportunity to be original cast members and collaborators in diverse dance works created by preeminent choreographers. The course focuses on performance research, collaboration, choreographic composition, and links choreographic thinking to other fields.

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The DanubeTD

Written by María Irene Fornés
Directed by Morgan Green


Farkas Hall, 12 Holyoke Street

Thursday, May 2 at 7:30pm
Friday, May 3 at 7:30pm
Saturday, May 4 at 2pm and 7:30pm
Sunday, May 5 at 2pm

Tickets are free. Reserve your tickets HERE.


Eve and Paul meet and fall deeply in love, and just as quickly develop symptoms of an unexplained illness as the world begins to disintegrate around them. With their health in decline, the two cling to their relationship – to feelings of happiness and misery alike – as a refuge from an otherwise inhospitable environment. Maria Irene Fornés’s one act play, The Danube, is less a plot driven drama than an imagistic meditation on the mysterious mechanics of the mind and the devastating psychology of spiritual survival.


Paul...Marvin Merritt IV
Eve...Eliya Smith
Mr. Sandor...Ryan Kapur
Mr. Kovacs/Waiter/Doctor/Barber...Carla Troconis
Violist...Genevieve Lefevre


Scenic Design...Oona Curley
Costume Design...Alice Tavener
Lighting Design...Mary Ellen Stebbins
Sound Design...Andy Russ
Puppetry Design...Kate Brehm
Stage Management...Anna Baronas

Directing Apprentice...Lindsay McAuliffe
Producing Apprentice...Peng Zhu
Scenic Apprentice...Sabrina Reichart
Costume Apprentice...Abraham Rebollo
Lighting Apprentice...Aaron Olkin
Puppetry Apprentice...Molly Peterson