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<< November 2019 >>

Thursday, November 7, 2019

TDPS Speaker Series | An Invitation to Kabuki: A History and Demonstration of Kabuki with Kyozo Nakamura

Presentation | November 7 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Durham Studio Theater (Dwinelle Hall)

 Kyozo Nakamura, Kabuki Actor & Japan Cultural Envoy

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies, Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Agency of Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan

Join us for a dynamic lecture and demonstration with veteran onnagata (actor specializing in female roles), Kyozo ​Nakamura. Mr. Nakamura​ will introduce the basics of male and female acting in kabuki and talk about his own path to becoming a seasoned actor.

 Free

  Register online

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.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

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

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

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“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

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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

Sunday, November 17, 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

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

TDPS Workshop Performance: FABLE

Performing Arts - Theater | November 19 – 21, 2019 every day | 7-9 p.m. |  Durham Studio Theater (Dwinelle Hall)

 Timothy L. Quirus

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

To gaze into her eyes would be to know all the secrets of the universe; rendering mankind into stone. The Mythologies of the triple goddess, as well as Medusa, continue to ripple through history to modern day culture, and mirror the human experience. Is her story complete? What has been left out, and why is the gorgon perpetuated as a monster for the modern world?

 

Sculpture by Luciano Garbati

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

TDPS Workshop Performance: FABLE

Performing Arts - Theater | November 19 – 21, 2019 every day | 7-9 p.m. |  Durham Studio Theater (Dwinelle Hall)

 Timothy L. Quirus

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

To gaze into her eyes would be to know all the secrets of the universe; rendering mankind into stone. The Mythologies of the triple goddess, as well as Medusa, continue to ripple through history to modern day culture, and mirror the human experience. Is her story complete? What has been left out, and why is the gorgon perpetuated as a monster for the modern world?

 

Thursday, November 21, 2019

The TDPS Speaker Series | Brecht’s Legacy

Panel Discussion | November 21 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 44B Dwinelle Hall

 Brandi Wilkins Catanese, Associate Professor of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies, UC Berkeley; Janelle Reinelt, Professor Emerita, University of Warwick, UC Irvine; Shannon Steen, Associate Professor of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies, UC Berkeley

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

Coinciding with the TDPS production of The Caucasian Chalk Circle, this panel discussion will explore how Bertolt Brecht's work speaks to contemporary concerns, and what it can teach us about history, emotion, estrangement, and theater.

 

TDPS Workshop Performance: FABLE

Performing Arts - Theater | November 19 – 21, 2019 every day | 7-9 p.m. |  Durham Studio Theater (Dwinelle Hall)

 Timothy L. Quirus

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

To gaze into her eyes would be to know all the secrets of the universe; rendering mankind into stone. The Mythologies of the triple goddess, as well as Medusa, continue to ripple through history to modern day culture, and mirror the human experience. Is her story complete? What has been left out, and why is the gorgon perpetuated as a monster for the modern world?

 

Friday, November 22, 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

FLACC 2019: Bridges and Bones/East

Performing Arts - Dance | November 22 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

For its sixth annual edition, the Festival of Latin American Contemporary Choreographers (¡FLACC!) is crossing the Bay Bridge to partner with BAMPFA for the first time. Bridges & Bones/East features twelve Latinx dance artists bringing culturally nuanced, site-specific or politically charged movement installations to the architecture and community of the museum. Join them on a journey through...   More >

Saturday, November 23, 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

Sunday, November 24, 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