Performing Arts - Dance | February 28 – March 2, 2019 every day | 8-10 p.m. | Zellerbach Playhouse
Joe Goode, Professor of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of UC Berkeleys dance program, Berkeley Dance Project 2019: the body remembers will feature an all-student cast performing pieces by professional choreographers Joe Goode, Rulan Tangen, Latanya Tigner, and Cherie Hill, as well as recent dance program alumna Katie OConnor.
From a haunting solo to a multi-dancer mosaic, the dance pieces in BDP 2019 represent a wide range of sources and styles: Goode incorporates spoken word and song into a piece based on the buddhist concept of the undefended heart; Tangen presents an organic creative response to a re-mapping and re-storying of campus based on Ohlone histories and perspectives; Tigner honors researcher, instructor and choreographer Ruth Beckford, recognized as the mother of African diasporic dance in the Bay Area; Hill draws from supernatural elements of her Jamaican Maroon ancestry; and OConnor explores the tenderness, anguish, healing and transformation inherent in caretaking.
Professor Emerita Marni Thomas Wood, co-founder of the dance program, will be on campus for a short residency, including a discussion of the dance programs history on February 21.
$13 online in advance or $15 at the door for students/seniors and UC Berkeley faculty/staff, $18 online in advance or $20 at the door for general admission