Contemporary Dance News

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.

Leontyne Price and Sutton Foster

Boston Conservatory at Berklee to Honor Sutton Foster, Leontyne Price at Commencement Ceremony

March 26, 2019 Tori Donahue

Boston Conservatory at Berklee Executive Director Cathy Young will present an honorary doctorate to Tony Award–winning actress, singer, and dancer Sutton Foster at Boston Conservatory’s commencement ceremony on May 11. She will deliver commencement remarks for the Boston Conservatory at Berklee class of 2019 at the ceremony. Legendary American soprano Leontyne Price will be honored at the ceremony, where Dr. Laura Kafka-Price, a close relative, will accept an honorary doctorate on Price’s behalf.

Diamond with blue gradient that says "Center Stage"

Boston Conservatory at Berklee Announces Center Stage, a Curated Collection of Eight Innovative Performances

August 28, 2018 Tori Donahue

Boston Conservatory at Berklee proudly announces Center Stage, a curated performance collection that showcases the Conservatory’s dynamic range in dance, music, and theater, and spotlights the extraordinary talent of the school’s student performers.

coartistic directors of Bombshell Dance: Emily Bernet and Taylor Rodman

Taylor Rodman Receives Alumni Entrepreneurial Grant

June 19, 2018 Padriac Farma

Earlier this year, Taylor Rodman (B.F.A. '16, contemporary dance) was one of three recipients of Boston Conservatory at Berklee’s Alumni Entrepreneurial Grant. The award will partially fund the latest work of her company, Bombshell Dance Project, which is dedicated to elevating the female choreographic voice.

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