<< Week of November 10 >>

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Exploration of Forms: Queer Improvisations Dance Workshop

Performing Arts - Dance | November 10 | 1-3 p.m. |  Bancroft Studio (2401 Bancroft)

 Gerald Casel

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

Authentic Pride [for LGBTQ+ and allies]

We start with an Authentic Movement practice (while challenging the words ‘authentic’ and ‘pride’). With eyes closed, we begin by exploring spontaneous gestures and stillness, while following impulses in the present moment. We find strategies of belonging in space and being seen as how we individually define authenticity in our own ways.

 Free and open to the public.

Danish String Quartet

Performing Arts - Music | November 10 | 3-5 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Cal Performances

Program:
Bach/Fugue No. 24 in B minor, from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1
Beethoven/String Quartet No. 13 in B-flat major, Op. 130, with Grosse Fuge, Op. 133
Schnittke/String Quartet No. 3

$68 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 6. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Danish String Quartet performs Sunday, November 10, 2019 in Hertz Hall. (credit: Caroline Bittencourt)

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Full: Noh and Kunqu Opera

Performing Arts - Dance | November 12 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Jubilith Moore performs song and dance excerpts from Japanese Noh, highlighting the wide spectrum of female characters: an angel risking death to teach the lesson of compassion; a mother searching for her son and driven mad by her loss; and a mother who sacrifices herself for the sake of her son’s future. Drawing from a different East Asian theatrical tradition, Chinese actress Sabrina Hou...   More >

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Operachi: Noon Concert Series

Performing Arts - Music | November 13 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Noted Operachi singer Juanita Ulloa with Mariachi Luz de Oro de Berkeley

Free. No reserved seating.

Doors: 12:00pm
Concert: 12:15-1pm

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Stebbins Piano Series: Music of Edvard Grieg

Performing Arts - Music | November 14 | 12:15-1 p.m. | Women's Faculty Club, Stebbins Lounge

 Eugenea Raychaudhuri, Student - Music Department

 Women's Faculty Club

Piano concert featuring the music of Edvard Grieg - "Sonata in E minor, op 7" and "Ballade in G minor, op 24 in the forms of Variations on a Norwegian Folk Song"

Pianist - Eugenea Raychaudhuri

  RSVP by calling Front Desk at 5106424175, or by emailing Front Desk at womensfacultyclub@gmail.com by November 13.

The TDPS Speaker Series presents Miguel Gutierrez | Does Abstraction Belong to White People?: Thinking the Politics of Race in Contemporary Dance

Performing Arts - Other | November 14 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Latinx Research Center

 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Miguel Gutierrez, choreographer, composer, performer, singer, writer, educator, and advocate

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies, Latinx Research Center, Dance Studies Working Group, Performance and Art in Latinx America Working Group, Center for the Study of Sexual Culture, Arts Research Center

In this artist talk, Gutierrez will reflect upon his experience as a queer Latinx choreographer in a dance landscape of whiteness, examining who and under what conditions can claim “abstraction” and the “avant-garde.” He will also discuss his latest projects, including "This Bridge Called My Ass," a piece that bends tropes of Latinidad to identify new relationships to content and form. A...   More >

Photo by Ian Douglas

Very Slight Worry with Sonnets

Reading - Literary | November 14 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Department Lounge, 330

 Department of English

Please join us to contribute to, or simply enjoy, a recitation of sonnets on Thursday, October 10, 5-6:30 in the English Department Lounge (Wheeler 330).

For those who wish to contribute: bring a sonnet, from any time period by any author, to recite--from memory, if possible (though a "cheat sheet" is fine and use of one would not elicit disdain).

Friday, November 15, 2019

TDPS presents The Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertolt Brecht

Performing Arts - Theater | November 15 – 24, 2019 every day with exceptions |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Christine Nicholson

 Bertolt Brecht

 Alistair Beaton

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

This captivating and comedic play within a play tells the corresponding stories of a post-war land dispute in the Caucasus Mountains and a young servant who risks her life to raise an abandoned child.

$13–20

  Buy tickets online

Tommy Martinez: Director of Creative-Tech at Pioneer Works, NYC

Performing Arts - Music | November 15 | 2-3 p.m. |  McEnerney Hall (1750 Arch St.)

 Center for New Music & Audio Technologies

Pioneer Works is an artist-run cultural center founded in 2012. Imagined by its founder, Dustin Yellin, as a place in which artists, scientists, and thinkers from various backgrounds converge, this “museum of process” takes its primary inspiration from utopian visionaries such as Buckminster Fuller, and radical institutions such as Black Mountain College.

Imsys: Spectral Panning via Flocking Algorithms in a Multi-Channel Sound Environment with Tommy Martinez

Performing Arts - Music | November 15 | 3-4:30 p.m. |  McEnerney Hall (1750 Arch St.)

 Center for New Music & Audio Technologies

Imitation Systems (IMSYS) and the accompanying research is primarily focused around the acoustic spatialization and locative control of frequency bins resulting from a Fourier Analysis of a signal via flocking algorithms.

“Both Eyes Open” Chamber Opera: a Workshop Performance (SOLD OUT)

Performing Arts - Theater | November 15 | 7 p.m. | Morrison Hall, 125, Elkus Room

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies, Japanese American Studies Advisory Council

An experimental chamber opera-play
Music by Max Giteck Duykers
Libretto by Philip Kan Gotanda
Directed by Missy Weaver
Performed by tenor John Duykers, baritone Kelvin Chan, Soprano, Kalean Ung
With pianist Marja Mutru, marimba lumina performed by Joel Davel.

The story of the enduring psychological trauma
of the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II

Seating is now full

  Register online

University Chorus

Performing Arts - Music | November 15 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Wei Cheng, Director

$16 General Admission, $12 Senior, Student (non-UCB), UCB Faculty/Staff, $5 UCB students

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510.642.9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Ensemble Basiani

Performing Arts - Music | November 15 | 8-10 p.m. |  First Congregational Church

 Cal Performances

Ensemble Basiani returns to Cal Performances with a performance of ancient Georgian vocal polyphony, featuring the religious hymns, monastic chants, ballads, and folk songs of their Eastern European homeland.

$42–$70 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 6. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Ensemble Basiani performs Friday, November 15, 2019 in the First Congregational Church. (credit: Courtesy of Ensemble Basiani)

Saturday, November 16, 2019

TDPS presents The Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertolt Brecht

Performing Arts - Theater | November 15 – 24, 2019 every day with exceptions |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Christine Nicholson

 Bertolt Brecht

 Alistair Beaton

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

This captivating and comedic play within a play tells the corresponding stories of a post-war land dispute in the Caucasus Mountains and a young servant who risks her life to raise an abandoned child.

$13–20

  Buy tickets online