Andrew Harper is a freelance dancer and choreographer based in NYC. Most recently, he has performed with 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. 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. "
ODYSSEY ON TOUR WITH EXIT 12 DANCE COMPANY
Odyssey continues as a part of Exit 12 Dance Company's repertoire for a 3 city tour this fall
DIBDEN CENTER FOR THE ARTS
October 12, 2016 8:00pm
Johnson State College
MAYO CLINIC SYMPOSIUM ON HUMANITIES IN MEDICINE
Friday November 4th, 2016 6:30pm
Mayo Clinic Education Center
VETERANS DAY 2016 AT THE HILTON CENTER: Celebrating Veterans and the Arts November 11, 2016 at 1:00pm
NEW COMMISSION FOR COLUMBIA BALLET COLLABORATIVE
Harper returns for his second commission from CBC
November 18 and 19 at Manhattan Movement and Arts Center