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Cal Performances' 2017/18 season provides compelling opportunities to engage with the performing arts, including special programs designed to explore this season's Berkeley RADICAL themes of Joining Generations, Blurring Boundaries, and Vaulting Walls. We invite you to engage with the world's most innovative artists, immerse yourself in the intricacies of a single event or a body of work, and engage with passionately realized performances built around stories of our common humanity. 

Unless otherwise noted, public programs are free and open to the public. Follow the links to scheduled events, and remember to check back for added events and registration throughout the season.

CALENDAR OF PUBLIC EVENTS

Expand your experience by taking part in campus, community, and audience engagement opportunities related to the events on our season, many of which are free and open to the public. Opportunities to engage include pre- and post-performance discussions, public forums, master classes, dance workshops, and much more. 

Berkeley RADICAL 2017/18

Borders. Boundaries. Boxes. The world seems preoccupied with creating, strengthening, defining, and defending them.

At Cal Performances, we believe in the unique power of the performing arts to transcend boundaries and barriers, and in doing so, unlock the vast potential of the human spirit.

Join us as Berkeley RADICAL 2017/18 takes an in-depth look at artists, works, and ideas that challenge boundaries of all types—of genre, of time, of convention, and most importantly, of our understanding of ourselves.

BERKELEY RADICAL—JOINING GENERATIONS
Explore the work of four generations of African-American choreographers who have redefined the boundaries of contemporary dance. Each speaks profoundly, deliberately, and uniquely to issues of personal identity.
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BERKELEY RADICAL—BLURRING BOUNDARIES
These artists are dissolving the very boundaries of their art forms, creating performances that cut across cultures and disciplines, accepted definitions of classical and contemporary, and even time and space.
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BERKELEY RADICAL—VAULTING WALLS
These artists boldly challenge us to expand our understanding of the world around us, to vault past the limitations of conventional thought and break through barriers that separate us.
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Location

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Tue, Apr 10 –
Sun, Apr 15
RESIDENCY
ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER
Thu, Apr 12
3pm
Public Forum
Joining Generations discussion with Robert Battle, artistic airector of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and Prof. Brandi Wilkins Catanese (Depts. of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies and African American Studies), and the Dance Studies Working Group.

Free and open to the public.
Geballe Room, Stephens Hall Learn More 〉〉
 
Fri, Apr 13
10am,
10:45am,
11:30am
Berkeley Dances Revelations Workshops
Prepare for the 12:30pm public performance of “Rocka My Soul” choreography from Alvin Ailey’s Revelations (see www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWBel7J4lzs). Costumes are encouraged. A limited number of hand fans will be available at the workshops.

Free and open to the public. Advance registration required. Capacity is limited.

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Hearst Gym Learn More 〉〉
 
Fri, Apr 13
12:30pm
Berkeley Dances Revelations Flash Mob and Celebration
Celebrate the 50th year of partnership between Cal Performances and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Join us for a participatory performance of “Rocka My Soul” choreography from Alvin Ailey’s Revelations (see www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWBel7J4lzs). Costumes are encouraged. A limited number of hand fans will be available at the workshops.

Free and open to the public.
Lower Sproul Plaza Learn More 〉〉
 
Sun, Apr 15
11am
Community Dance Class
$5. Advance registration required. Capacity is limited.

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Bancroft Studio Learn More 〉〉
 
 
Thu, Apr 19
7pm
TALLIS SCHOLARS
War and Peace: A program commemorating all those who lost their lives in the First World War, 1914–1918
  Pre-performance Talk
Tallis Scholars music director Peter Phillips talks with Cal Performances executive and artistic director Matías Tarnopolsky.

Free to ticket holders.
Cathedral of Christ the Light, Oakland Learn More 〉〉    
 
Fri, Apr 20
7pm
APOLLO'S FIRE—THE CLEVELAND BAROQUE ORCHESTRA
Monteverdi's L'Orfeo
  Pre-performance Talk
With musicologist, musician, and scholar Thomas Forrest Kelly, Morton B. Knafel Professor of Music at Harvard University.

Free to ticket holders.
Zellerbach Hall Learn More 〉〉    
 
  EX MACHINA, 887
Fri, May 4 Post-performance "Catharsis Café"
Join fellow audience members for a post-performance discussion and reception.

Free to ticket holders.

Please note that the post-performance "Catharsis Cafe" previously scheduled for Saturday is now cancelled.

Zellerbach Hall Mezzanine Learn More 〉〉