Berkeley Arts Festival Calendar

02/24/2019

The 7 Fingers: Reversible

The 7 Fingers, Cal Performances

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 movement, the artists build an intergenerational bridge between past and present, then and now.

Feb 24, 3pm to 5pm, Zellerbach Hall

Takács Quartet

Takács Quartet, Cal Performances

Program:
Haydn/Quartet in D Major, Op. 20, No. 4
Bartók/Quartet No. 1 in A minor, Op. 7, Sz. 40, BB 52
Grieg/Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 27

Feb 24, 3pm to 5pm, Hertz Concert Hall

¡Batey Boricua! Puerto Rican Community Jam

Donation-based entry: $5-$10 Sliding Scale
This is an all ages jam, held by the Bay Area Bomba y Plena Workshop! This event is family friendly and encourages your participation. We will dance, sing, play drums and enjoy delicious food by Los Cilantros. Bring your voice, barriles, faldas and maracas as we sing, play and dance in community!
Bomba is a traditional form of Puerto Rican music and dance. The central feature of all bomba dancing is its improvisational character. The dancer calls, with her or his moves, for specific accents and figures, piquetes, that the drummer has to execute on the drum. This occurs in the form of a friendly yet fiery competition where each dancer and drummer showcases their skills.
Musically, bomba features the use of the drum and other percussion instruments in combination with an African derived call and response vocal style.
The Batey Boricua community jam is brought to you by The Bomba y Plena Workshop at La Peña. Classes for children are available on Thursdays at 4pm, and for adults Sundays 1pm-3pm. Check out La Peña's Classes Calendar here for more information.

ALL PROCEEDS HELP SUPPORT THE BAY AREA BOMBA Y PLENA WORKSHOP AT LA PEÃ'A!

Feb 24, 4pm to 7pm, La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave. , Berkeley

¡Batey Boricua! Puerto Rican Community Jam

Donation-based entry: $5-$10 Sliding Scale

This is an all ages jam, held by the Bay Area Bomba y Plena Workshop! This event is family friendly and encourages your participation. We will dance, sing, play drums and enjoy delicious food by Los Cilantros. Bring your voice, barriles, faldas and maracas as we sing, play and dance in community!

Bomba is a traditional form of Puerto Rican music and dance. The central feature of all bomba dancing is its improvisational character. The dancer calls, with her or his moves, for specific accents and figures, piquetes, that the drummer has to execute on the drum. This occurs in the form of a friendly yet fiery competition where each dancer and drummer showcases their skills.

Musically, bomba features the use of the drum and other percussion instruments in combination with an African derived call and response vocal style.

The Batey Boricua community jam is brought to you by The Bomba y Plena Workshop at La Peña. Classes for children are available on Thursdays at 4pm, and for adults Sundays 1pm-3pm. Check out La Peña's Classes Calendar here for more information.

ALL PROCEEDS HELP SUPPORT THE BAY AREA BOMBA Y PLENA WORKSHOP AT LA PEÃ'A!

Feb 24, 4pm to 7pm, La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave. , Berkeley

Berkeley Dance Project 2019: the body remembers

Joe Goode, Professor of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies\
Choreographers: Joe Goode, TDPS, Joe Goode Performance Group; Cherie Hill, IrieDance, UC Berkeley Alumna; Rulan Tangen, DANCING EARTH; Latanya Tigner, TDPS, Dimensions Dance Theater; Katie O'Connor, UC Berkeley Alumna

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of UC Berkeley's dance program, Berkeley Dance Project 2019: <em>the body remembers</em> will feature an all-student cast performing pieces by professional choreographers Joe Goode, Rulan Tangen, Latanya Tigner, and Cherie Hill, as well as recent dance program alumna Katie O'Connor.

From a "haunting" solo to a multi-dancer "mosaic," the dance pieces in BDP 2019 represent a wide range of sources and styles: Goode incorporates spoken word and song into a piece based on the buddhist concept of "the undefended heart;" Tangen presents an organic creative response to a "re-mapping" and "re-storying" of campus based on Ohlone histories and perspectives; Tigner honors researcher, instructor and choreographer Ruth Beckford, recognized as the mother of African diasporic dance in the Bay Area; Hill draws from supernatural elements of her Jamaican Maroon ancestry; and O'Connor explores the tenderness, anguish, healing and transformation inherent in caretaking.

Professor Emerita Marni Thomas Wood, co-founder of the dance program, will be on campus for a short residency, including a discussion of the dance program's history on February 21.

Feb 24, 8pm to 10pm, Zellerbach Playhouse