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Sunday, October 16, 2022 11am to 1pm

Harvard Dance Center View map

66 Garden St., Cambridge, MA

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Dancer, choreographer, curator, and dance educator, Amy O'Neal, brings "The Rhythm Assembly" to Harvard's campus as part of the Fall 2022 Visiting Dance Innovators Program (VDIP). 'The Rhythm Assembly" is a freestyle/improvisation methods class that merges practices and philosophies from Black social dance culture and contemporary dance. Multiple perceptions of rhythm are explored in relationship to the often-unspoken dynamics of race, gender, and aesthetic hierarchies to discover connections while celebrating difference.   

Experience in Hip Hop culture or training in Contemporary dance is not required, but some dance experience is! All dance forms/styles welcome.

Free and open to both the Harvard and broader Boston dance communities. 

This event is part of the Fall 2022 Visiting Dance Innovators Program (VDIP), co-presented by the Harvard Dance Center and Theater, Dance & Media


Recommended attire

Anything you're comfortable moving in (e.g. sweat pants, t-shirts, etc); socks or indoor-only sneakers, If you don't have indoor-only sneakers, you may wear socks over your regular street sneakers. The Dance Center has some socks on-hand. 

Face Coverings

In accordance with Harvard University’s policies, face coverings are optional. The Dance Center has disposable medical-grade face coverings on-hand for anyone who would like one.


Join the two Fall '22 VDIP artists Amy O'Neal and Tatiana Desardouin for a low-key jam immediately following The Rhythm Assembly. Finish out the weekend in joyful co-creative community! 


The Dance Center’s main floor, housing Studio 1 and two all-gender restrooms, is wheelchair accessible. If you anticipate needing any type of access service to participate, please email vdip@fas.harvard.edu. We welcome the conversation!

The Visiting Dance Innovators Program is funded by The Provostial Fund for the Arts and Humanities with additional support from the Office for the Arts at Harvard, and Theater, Dance & Media.

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