<< Week of February 23 >>

Sunday, February 19, 2017

“Exploring the Black Dance Aesthetic” with Rashad Pridgen: Exploration of Forms Movement Workshop

Performing Arts - Dance | February 19 | 1-3 p.m. | Bancroft Studio (2401 Bancroft), Bancroft Dance Studio

 Rashad Pridgen, University of San Francisco

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

Part of the Public Movement Workshop Series (4 Sundays)
No dance training required to participate.
$5 for UCB Participants (with ID); $10 for general public per workshop — cash or check
No need to RSVP; simply show up ready to move.

How do we honor the roots of the African American dance aesthetic? Can we trace and physicalize the form? Celebrate, and use movement to connect, the histories...   More >

Maria Schneider Orchestra: The Thompson Fields

Performing Arts - Music | February 19 | 7 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

Described as "breathtaking," "ravishing," and "sublime," Maria Schneider's lush and evocative compositions have earned her five Grammy Awards and invited comparisons to fellow composer/bandleaders and jazz titans Duke Ellington and Gil Evans. Schneider's works, most notably on her most recent release, The Thompson Fields, showcase her stellar 17-member ensemble, which she has led for more than 20...   More >

starting at $36

  Tickets go on sale August 9. Buy tickets by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Reading for Resistance: Poetry Reading

Reading - Literary | February 22 | 12-1 p.m. |  Sproul Plaza

Hosted by graduate students and faculty in Comparative Literature

 Department of Comparative Literature

Reading for Resistance is an event series at UC Berkeley which aims to mobilize the community, drawing on the force of poetry in an age of discriminatory policies and discourses. Reading for Resistance is a poetry marathon in which all members of the Berkeley community and beyond can share a poem of their choice and speak their mind.

In response to the growing pressures of discrimination,...   More >

Noon Concert: Violin+Piano: Hrabba Altadottir, violin; Michael Orland, piano

Performing Arts - Music | February 22 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Hrabba Altadottir, violin
Michael Orland, piano
STRAVINSKY Duo Concertant
LUTOSŁAWSKI Subito
RAVEL Sonata

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Featuring the Music Department’s varied and diverse performance activities, the Department of Music presents a series of free weekly concerts each semester in Hertz Hall. Inaugurated in 1953, these concerts are very popular and well attended by...   More >

Recital of Chinese Opera

Performing Arts - Music | February 22 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Peng Xu, Center for Chinese Studies postdoctoral fellow, 2016-2017

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Institute of East Asian Studies

《彈詞》 "The Ballad"
A Performance from Chinese opera

This famous excerpt from the poet Hong Sheng’s (1645-1704) southern drama Palace of Lasting Life (1688) consists of ten solos sung by the character Li Guinian, a former leading musician from the Pear Garden Academy at the glorious Tang (685-762) court, now a performer reduced to singing popular ballads in the...   More >

Memoria Del Silencio En El PaÍs De La Eterna Primavera: Tdps Workshop

Performing Arts - Theater | February 22 – 23, 2017 every day | 8-10 p.m. | Z170 Zellerbach Hall

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

MEMORIA DEL SILENCIO is a TDPS Workshop (work-in-progress) written by undergraduate Linda Girón.

MEMORIA DEL SILENCIO EN EL PAÍS DE LA ETERNA PRIMAVERA is an original play that explores the relationship between memory, trauma and how these wounds can leave a mark that flows deeper than blood. Set in the land of eternal spring, in a town where the population of ghosts outnumber the living,...   More >

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Arts in the Afternoon: Pianist Sarah Cahill - "Chaconnes Through the Centuries"

Performing Arts - Music | February 23 | 4-6 p.m. | Women's Faculty Club, Lucy Ward Stebbins Lounge

 Sarah Cahill

 Women's Faculty Club

Pianist Sarah Cahill presents a tour de force performance of "Chaconnes Through the Centuries." Cahill is a magical performer who transmits the soul and essence of the music. Includes music from composers including Handel, de la Guerre, Blow, Purcell and Gubaiduluna.

  Make reservations by calling Front Desk at 510-642-4175, or by emailing Front Desk at womensfacultyclub@gmail.com by February 22.

To Aleppo Gone: An Evening of Syrian Culture

Performing Arts - Other | February 23 | 6:30-9 p.m. |  The Back Room | Tickets sold out

 1984 Bonita Ave

 Ahmad Diab, Assistant Professor, Department of Near Eastern Studies

 Omar Offendum

Golden Thread Productions

DisOriental: Berkeley's MENA Music Ensemble

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Poetry reading from Berkeley faculty, stage reading of Mohammad al-Attar, performance by spoken word artist Omar Offendum, and music by members of Disoriental: Berkeley's MENA Music Ensemble.

  Sold out. Sold Out

Memoria Del Silencio En El PaÍs De La Eterna Primavera: Tdps Workshop

Performing Arts - Theater | February 22 – 23, 2017 every day | 8-10 p.m. | Z170 Zellerbach Hall

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

MEMORIA DEL SILENCIO is a TDPS Workshop (work-in-progress) written by undergraduate Linda Girón.

MEMORIA DEL SILENCIO EN EL PAÍS DE LA ETERNA PRIMAVERA is an original play that explores the relationship between memory, trauma and how these wounds can leave a mark that flows deeper than blood. Set in the land of eternal spring, in a town where the population of ghosts outnumber the living,...   More >

Friday, February 24, 2017

Nicola Benedetti and the Venice Baroque Orchestra: Vivaldi's The Four Seasons

Performing Arts - Music | February 24 | 8 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

Scottish violin star Nicola Benedetti joins the energetic Venice Baroque Orchestra for a concert of work by Venice's brilliant native son, Vivaldi. His beloved Four Seasons showcases the rhythmic vitality and overflowing personality of this facile chamber group, blended with Benedetti's pure and gleaming tone. "They play with the freedom of rock or jazz musicians, and a sensibility that's...   More >

starting at $26

  Tickets go on sale August 9. Buy tickets by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

An Evening of Balinese Shadow Play

Performing Arts - Music | February 24 | 8 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

ShadowLight Productions’ performance of Wayang Bali: Balinese Shadow Play Sponsored by UC Berkeley Department of Music
Performed by Artistic Director and Shadow Master Larry Reed
Featuring ShadowLight Gamelan Gender Wayang: Carla Fabrizio, Lisa Gold, Paul Miller and Sarah Willner

Description:
Wayang Bali, the Balinese Shadow Play, is one of the most revered traditional art forms in the...   More >