College Dance Curriculums are Finally Catching Up to 2019

June 28, 2019

After Boston Conservatory at Berklee renamed select courses in its ballet curriculum in support of an ongoing institutional effort to ensure inclusivity in the classroom, the school’s senior vice president and executive director Cathy Young sat down with Dance Magazine to discuss how the Conservatory is rethinking dance instruction for today's dance student.

Michael Shinn and Jessica Chow Shinn perform four hand piano

Boston Conservatory at Berklee to Host Inaugural pianoSonoma Boston Festival

May 09, 2019 Madison Spahn

Few summer music festivals allow non-professional musicians to collaborate with some of classical music’s most prominent emerging artists. The dynamic husband and wife team Michael Shinn and Jessica Chow Shinn, the Conservatory’s dean of music, and associate professor of collaborative piano, respectively, have created such a program. For the first time, pianoSonoma will hold two festivals—one in California, and another in Boston, hosted by Boston Conservatory at Berklee from Tuesday, May 14 to Friday, May 17, 2019.

Professor of Dance Kurt Douglas leads a student rehearsal.

Faculty Member Kurt Douglas Pays Homage to Dance Forebears in Limón Reconstruction

April 09, 2019 Madison Spahn

Each spring, the Boston Conservatory at Berklee Dance Division teams up with award-winning guest choreographers to stage world premieres and masterwork reconstructions in the school’s annual spring dance concert, Limitless. This year, alongside five other works, Associate Professor of Dance Kurt Douglas shares a treasured piece of dance history with his students—a reconstruction of José Limón’s A Choreographic Offering, originally performed by the Limón Dance Company in 1964.

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