Contemporary Dance News

Berklee Celebrates Class of 2020 as Commencement Goes Virtual

May 09, 2020 Tori Donahue

Boston Conservatory at Berklee honored Mikhail Baryshnikov and André De Shields, and Berklee College of Music honored Sheila E., John Legend, and Cassandra Wilson in a pair of virtual events on May 9.

Choreographer Juel D. Lane works with Boston Conservatory dance student Dylan Contreras (B.F.A. '20) during rehearsal for the world premiere of Lane's work “con・ver・sa・tion・s,” which was presented at the Conservatory’s annual fall dance concert From the G

Boston Conservatory's 2020–2021 Guest Choreographer Lineup Brings Acclaimed Artists to Campus

April 22, 2020 Madison Spahn

Each year, Boston Conservatory at Berklee’s Dance Division invites a group of extraordinary dance professionals to choreograph world-premieres, reconstruct masterworks, and share their knowledge and experience with students beginning their careers. The 2020–2021 lineup includes Camille A. Brown, Jarek Cemerek, William Issac, Gabrielle Lamb, Martha Nichols, Victor Quijada, and Gustavo Sansano.

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.

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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