Choreographers Honji Wang and Sébastien Ramirez’s premiered a show in Paris two weeks ago. They had meetings and rehearsals each day and performances every evening, A week later they left for China to work on an independent project before returning to Lyon, France to start a residency program.
Salwa Meghjee moved from Orlando, Florida, to Berkeley in the fall of 2016 and was immediately met with the challenge of trying to find a community where she could belong. Meghjee came to UC Berkeley not knowing anyone, uncertain of her major.
Springing from one side of the stage to the other, a dancer-acrobat flung himself onto the ground and jumped back up in a move that was at once acrobatic and beautiful, but also unsettling in its convulsive abruptness.
The new year always brings possibilities for inspiration and fresh starts. This spring, UC Berkeley offers myriad ways to light up the new year with diverse selections in art, dance and music and enlighten the mind with lectures and readings. Here are a few highlights.
Shannon Jackson, Associate Vice Chancellor, Berkeley Arts + Design
The launch of UC Berkeley’s new academic year was a study in contrasts. We welcomed thousands of brilliant and energetic students to our campus — and staged a human choreographic feat that broke a Guinness Worl