Andrew Harper is a freelance dancer and choreographer based in NYC. Most recently, he has performed with The Ashley Bouder Project at Symphony Space, Ben Munisteri Dance Projects at BAM, Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company, Prospect Theater, Hawaii Opera Theatre, and in Francesca Zambello’s Candide at Opera Bordeaux and Theatre du Capitole. His choreography has been shown at Lincoln Center, the Glimmerglass Festival, Green Space, and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School. In 2016, Harper held residencies at the University of Saint Joseph and UNC School of the Arts and self-produced his first evening length work, Song & Dance, at the 13th Street Repertory Theatre. His work, Odyssey, which was commissioned by Columbia Ballet Collaborative in 2014, was expanded for Exit 12 Dance Company and performed on the deck of the USS Intrepid Air, Sea, and Space Museum and in other venues across the country. In 2018, Harper will restage and expand the choreography for Ariadne auf Naxos for Austin Opera and rejoin the cast of Candide at Washington National Opera. Harper holds a BFA in ballet performance from UNC School of the Arts.
"Our deepest artistic experiences are often tied to our memories - the ideas, the stories, the music, the people, the dreams, and the fears that have shaped us. Dance, as a mode of communication and expression, is like a memory, offering the specificity of a snapshot but leaving a space for the imagination to find our place within it. Movement can unlock the subconscious memories, the things we have forgotten to see but inherently recognize. I want to give viewers a place to find themselves in my work by creating dance that taps into the moments that make up our own ongoing stories. "
SONG & DANCE SHOW TRAILER
In August 2017, the Song & Dance cast returned to the 13th Street Repertory Theatre to film excerpts of the piece and additional inserts to create a show trailer. The trailer will be released on October 27, 2017.
SONG & DANCE SUMMER 2018 TOUR
Plans are underway to take Song & Dance on the road in Summer 2018. Now booking.
KILL THE WHALE MUSIC VIDEO
In April and September 2017, Harper and a team of dancers and actors worked with director Thomas Rowell to create the music video for musician Daniel Emond's new single, Kill the Whale. Video to be released this winter.