Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Dwinelle Annex, Room 126
Artist & Curator: Silvia Gruner in conversation with Tarek Elhaik Wednesday, February 20, 2019 5:30-7:30pm Dwinelle Annex, Room 126 Co-sponsors: Arts Research Center and UCHRI.
Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:00 PM
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
For decades, the Italian sound artist and composer David Monacchi has made recordings of biodiverse regions as part of his Fragments of Extinction project, with the dual purpose of saving these unique soundscapes and creating his own compositions. In Dusk Chorus, his high-tech fieldwork in the equatorial rainforests of the Amazon is documented by filmmakers Saravanja and D’Emilia. A tree emits a...
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Zellerbach Hall
Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato returns with SONGPLAY, after her theatrical program, War and Peace two seasons ago. The lighthearted recital program mixes Italian Baroque arias with jazz ballads and songs from the Great American Songbook, a versatile ensemble of piano, drums, bass, and trumpet seamlessly connecting the improvisational spirit of Baroque ornamentation with the free-spirited charm of...
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
After graduating from Sarah Lawrence College in 1958, Marni Thomas Wood joined the Martha Graham Dance Company, toured and performed with the Company, taught at the Graham School, and was privileged to be part of the first generation of women to perform Ms. Graham’s own roles as Graham began choosing successors for her earlier repertory reconstructions. In 1968, with her husband/partner David...
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:00 PM
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Marni Thomas Wood delivers a talk drawing on her decades-long experience in dance. Thomas Wood joined the Martha Graham Company after graduating from college in 1958; she toured and performed with the company, taught at the Graham School, and was part of the first generation of women to perform Graham’s own roles as Graham began choosing successors for her repertory work. In 1968, Thomas Wood...
Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Dwinelle Hall
Prior to the opening of Berkeley Dance Project 2019, join TDPS for a panel discussion about the dance program's 50-year history at UC Berkeley.
Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Zellerbach Hall
Montreal’s award-winning contemporary circus troupe presents its latest creation, an exploration of the role ancestors play in the shaping of modern identities. For Reversible, each of the company’s cast members researched generations of family history, interviewing grandparents and great-grand-parents about their aspirations, struggles, and secrets. Through acrobatics, aerial stunts, and dance...
Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
McEnerney Hall (1750 Arch St.)
Falling marbles, live electronics, a motion-sensing glove, transducers on a piano soundboard, no-input mixers, and an interactive light installation... Julie Herndon and Chris Lortie collaborate to curate an evening of cross-modality, process, and interactivity. Invited Bay Area performers Tony Gennaro, John Ivers, Michelle Lee, Michiko Theurer, and Julie Zhu perform recent works by Herndon and...
Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:00 PM
Hertz Concert Hall
David Milnes, music director George Taylor, viola WILSON Viola Concerto DEBUSSY La Mer RACHMANINOFF Symphonic Dances Established in 1923, the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra is the oldest performing arts ensemble in the University of California system. Throughout its long history, the orchestra has provided students and other members of the campus community with the opportunity to expand...
Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:00 PM
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Experience Afrofuturist mythos through story and song. Writer, vocalist, sacred scholar, and activist Amber McZeal utilizes sound therapy and guided somatic imagery to engage the knowledge of the body within an interactive and liberatory arts practice. Amber McZeal weaves together somatic practice with social justice and spirituality. Her approach centers imagination as foundational to...