Berkeley Arts Festival Calendar


Stebbins Piano Series: Music of Edvard Grieg

Eugenea Raychaudhuri, Student - Music Department

Piano concert featuring the music of Edvard Grieg - "Sonata in E minor, op 7" and "Ballade in G minor, op 24 in the forms of Variations on a Norwegian Folk Song"

Pianist - Eugenea Raychaudhuri

Nov 14, 12:15 noon to 1pm, Stebbins Lounge Women's Faculty Club

The TDPS Speaker Series presents Miguel Gutierrez | Does Abstraction Belong to White People?: Thinking the Politics of Race in Contemporary Dance

Miguel Gutierrez, choreographer, composer, performer, singer, writer, educator, and advocate

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 conversation with UC Berkeley Ph.D. Candidate Juan Manuel Aldape Muñoz will follow the talk.

Miguel Gutierrez is a queer choreographer, composer, performer, singer, writer, educator and advocate who has lived in New York for over twenty years. He is fascinated by the time-based nature of performance and how it creates an ideal frame for phenomenological questions around presence, meaning-making and the complexity of interiority. He believes in an approach to art making that is fierce, fragile, empathetic, political, and irreverent. He received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, Jerome Foundation, New York Foundation for the Arts, and Tides Foundation, among many others. His work has been presented in over 60 cities world-wide.

<b>The TDPS Speaker Series is free and open to the public.</b>

Nov 14, 4pm to 5:30pm, Latinx Research Center, 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

Very Slight Worry with Sonnets

Please join us to contribute to, or simply enjoy, a recitation of sonnets on Thursday November 14, 5-6:30 in the English Department Lounge (Wheeler 330).

For those who wish to contribute: bring a sonnet, from any time period by any author, to recite--from memory, if possible (though a "cheat sheet" is fine and use of one would not elicit disdain).

Nov 14, 5pm to 6:30pm, Department Lounge, 330 Wheeler Hall