November 2018

The Harvard Ballet Company celebrated its 25th anniversary season with “on quarter,” an original work that tackled the experience of performing on Harvard’s campus, finding a place to call home in an unfamiliar environment, and exploring the community that artistic creation provides for so many. Through pieces inspired by HBC traditions and performance elements often hidden backstage, “on quarter” questioned where performance can occur and what place art can occupy within our community. Alongside a live concert of Gershwin piano works, student and alumni choreographers presented an immersive production that celebrated the home that HBC has been for 25 years, and launched an investigation of both the performer's and the audience’s identities as dancers, students, friends and artists.