When concertgoers attend Henry Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas in the Zellerbach Hall tomorrow night, the opening performance of this year’s Cal Performances season, they’ll encounter famed choreographer Mark Morris in the novel role of conductor.
The Berkeley Folk Dancers are celebrating 70 years of folk dance instruction this year. “International dance lets you try many different styles and experience many different cultures,” says folk dancer Marian Snyder. “At Berkeley Folk Dancers, you can do a Greek line dance, a Scottish set dance, Czech polka, an Argentine tango, an American square dance, or an Israeli hora. We do dances from more than 40 countries and regions.”
A three block stretch of Telegraph Avenue will be transformed Sunday into an international music festival featuring live indie bands, chamber orchestras, and jazz ensembles.
A world-renowned dance festival is crossing to Bay Bridge to make its debut in Berkeley this weekend, on June 11th and 12th, when the SF Ethnic Dance Festival performs at Zellerbach Hall.
For the past 22 years, Usha Lama has set up a booth at Berkeley’s Himalayan Fair to get the word out about Third Eye Travel, her Fremont-based travel business.
[Update, 04.27,11: Watch a video of director Peter Sellars talking about “the Desdemona Project”, the upcoming theatrical event he is producing for Cal Performances.]
As one prestigious theater company holds a star-studded première in Berkeley, another will be holding its last performance ever in our fair city.
We pointed the other day to the article New York Times dance critic Alastair Macauley wrote about the different Nutcrackers he saw this holiday season. In it, he touched on a Berkeley performance that he particularly liked.