Traditions

This research domain explores how UC Berkeley’s research expertise in the deep history of arts and design practice contributes centrally to our capacity to innovate creatively and ethically in the present.

Bay Area Book Festival connects to campus

The annual Bay Area Book Festival takes place in the heart of Berkeley, a city perhaps best known as the home of the flagship campus of the University of California.

FAST commends intersectionality through diversity of fashion in spring showcase

Aisles of antsy fashion hounds sported their best black-tie apparel with haute magazines and cellphone cameras in hand, decorating the expanse of Pauley Ballroom. Onstage, UC Berkeley’s Fashion and Student Trends, or FAST, introduced its 16th official fashion show, “INTERSECTION,” on Sunday.

Dreamer and more: Cal Performances shows off its new season

Cal Performances offered a preview of its upcoming season Tuesday, extending its usual impressive variety of artists, live art forms and venues with an emphasis on themes reverberating across the campus and the country: citizenship/home and equal rights/women.

An Interview with Creative Alum Eric McDougall

We caught up with Eric McDougall in anticipation of his Arts + Design Mondays @ BAMPFA talk on Monday, April 23, 6:30pm to ask him about his creative and diverse experience as a student at UC Berkeley, design, art, and life.

Bay Area Book Festival is back in Berkeley, April 28-29, for fourth year

The Bay Area Book Festival is back for its fourth year on the weekend of April 28-29, taking over streets, parks, indoor venues and outdoor stages in downtown Berkeley, with the goal of taking a deep dive into books, literature and all things related to the written word.

The women’s rights movement in the 1960s empowered women to work outside the home, but they were facilitated by the employment of women who have gone completely unnoticed and unrecognized in the battle for women’s equality — nannies.

Alvin Ailey and Cal Performances celebrate 50 years of inclusion, dance

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, or AAADT, was founded in 1958, on the cusp of the Civil Rights Movement. Its mission? To develop a community of creation — performance art that unites people of all races, ages, and backgrounds through African American heritage and that of other cultures.

Gotanda’s ‘Dream of Kitamura’ redux

The UC Berkeley Department of Theater, Dance and Performances Studies is staging The Dream of Kitamura, award-winning playwright Philip Kan Gotanda’s early imagining of what theater might resemble for a young Asian American artist.

For Cal Performances, it’s hard to remember a time without the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. The dance company first leapt onto the Zellerbach stage at UC Berkeley in 1968, and has been back every year since to perform a weeklong repertoire, lead workshops and participate in public forums on the campus.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Cal Celebrate 50 Years Together

When the Alvin Ailey dancers are in the house, Zellerbach can feel more like a church than a theater. When the doors open, the audience members file in like parishioners. Some are regulars, while others are first timers, but when the curtain comes up it doesn’t matter.