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Saturday, October 15, 2022 3pm to 5pm

Harvard Dance Center View map

66 Garden St., Cambridge, MA

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Dancer, choreographer, dance educator, organizer, curator, and founding artistic director of Passion Fruit Dance Company, Tatiana Desardouin will lead a workshop at Harvard Dance Center as part of the Fall 2022 Visiting Dance Innovators Program (VDIP). The class will include an introduction to hip-hop and house dance culture, drills, foundations, and incorporate some variations and freestyle exercises using those foundations as a basis. Participants will learn how to connect movements with music, tools for creativity and individuality.

Tatiana’s teaching method titled "Technique Within Your Groove" allows for more freedom in one’s musicality and freestyle, incorporating technical tools without losing the groove. This method also pushes dancers to develop their coordination, rhythm, and polyrhythm.

This workshop will include conversations where participants will be introduced to “An Introspective Seed,” a series of questions for introspective anti-racist work. 

An intermediate/advanced level class. Some dance experience is required. 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 Amy O'Neal's movement workshop on Sunday, October 16. 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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