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October 2018

PASS IT AROUND/PASS IT DOWN – The 10th International Body Music Minifest 2018 – Bay Area

October 20 @ 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on October 19, 2018 at 8:30pm

One event on October 20, 2018 at 1:00pm

Various Locations in Oakland Oakland, CA United States + Google Map
$15 - $25
A photo of Keith Terry sitting at the bottom of decorated stairs, his palms meet the heel and fingers spread open.

Migration, immigration, gentrification and the changing fabric of our home communities – this 10th International Body Music MiniFest focuses on the Body Music stories of a host of Bay Area artists, Passing It Around and Passing It Down. There are interactive performances, lectures, and a professional development workshop to participate in. Thu-Sat, Oct 18-20, $15-25, see website for details. Photo by Gudmundur Vigfusson

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A Taste for Dance 2018 – Chocolate tasting and performance showcase

October 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
First Unitarian Church of Oakland, 685 14th St
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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$10 - $20

Big Moves presents their annual chocolate tasting and performance showcase, featuring their own emFATic DANCE and special guests Tigress Osborn, Shapes & Shades Dance Company, Romee Edwards @See_Romee_Dance, Sarah Redman, Ifasina, and more. Plus a Cupcakes and Muffintops fatshion show. Big Moves will also have an all-you-care-to-eat buffet of chocolates from local chocolatiers. Come in costume and show your Halloween spirit! Goody bags for the kids, too! Sat, Oct 20, 7pm; $13 in costume, $20 at the door no costume,…

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Körper by Sasha Waltz & Guests

October 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on October 21, 2018 at 3:00pm

Cal Performances Zellerbach Hall, 101 Zellerbach Hall #4800
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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$30 - $78
Wide shot of seven people space out on stage with a black wall in the space.

In Körper, Sasha Waltz explores the visceral tangle of humanity from the perspectives of history, science, and architecture. Set on 13 dancers, the movement evokes a staggering range of embodied experience through a series of living tableaux, both epic and intimate. The dancers morph & converge, meld & squirm, join & are torn apart, creating a powerful and unforgettable emotional landscape. Please note: this work includes nudity. Sat, Oct 20, 8pm; Sun, Oct 21, 3pm, $30-78, prices subject to change.…

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Körper by Sasha Waltz & Guests

October 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on October 21, 2018 at 3:00pm

Cal Performances Zellerbach Hall, 101 Zellerbach Hall #4800
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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$30 - $78
Wide shot of seven people space out on stage with a black wall in the space.

In Körper, Sasha Waltz explores the visceral tangle of humanity from the perspectives of history, science, and architecture. Set on 13 dancers, the movement evokes a staggering range of embodied experience through a series of living tableaux, both epic and intimate. The dancers morph & converge, meld & squirm, join & are torn apart, creating a powerful and unforgettable emotional landscape. Please note: this work includes nudity. Sat, Oct 20, 8pm; Sun, Oct 21, 3pm, $30-78, prices subject to change.…

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ANIMATE DANCE FESTIVAL

October 27 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Alameda Point, Todd Street
Alameda, CA 94501 United States
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Free
Dancer leaping in attitude outside.

Animate Dance Festival is a celebration of dance in all its forms. Taking place in Alameda Point, the former Naval base in Alameda. Animate invites people of all ages and backgrounds to discover the wealth of dance artistry on offer in the Bay Area. Sat, Oct 27, 11am, FREE. Photo by David Desilva

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November 2018

Oakland Ballet Company Presents: Luna Mexicana

November 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on November 3, 2018 at 4:00pm

Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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$22 - $55

Oakland Ballet Company presents Luna Mexicana, a family-friendly celebration of the Day of the Dead, plus Viva la Vida, a tribute to Frida Kahlo. Discounts available for seniors, college students, and children under age 18. Fri, Nov 2, 7:30pm; Sat, Nov 3, 4pm, $22-55.

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Oakland Ballet Company Presents: Luna Mexicana

November 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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One event on November 3, 2018 at 4:00pm

Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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$22 - $55

Oakland Ballet Company presents Luna Mexicana, a family-friendly celebration of the Day of the Dead, plus Viva la Vida, a tribute to Frida Kahlo. Discounts available for seniors, college students, and children under age 18. Fri, Nov 2, 7:30pm; Sat, Nov 3, 4pm, $22-55.

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Small Boobs

November 9 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on November 10, 2018 at 8:00pm

Shawl-Anderson Dance Center, 2704 Alcatraz Ave
Berkeley, CA United States
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$15 - $25
A person looking down smiling with their hands behind their back.

Small Boobs is a performance solo offered out of curiosity around the intertwined follies of gender and relationship. Using levity as a Trojan horse for heartache, it unweaves and retangles tall tales and embodied blueprints from childhood, transhood, a donut shop, and beyond. Created and performed by Chicago-based artist Nora Sharp, Small Boobs builds a world and invites you in, using personal history, extended metaphor, a mini synth, and more. Fri-Sat, Nov 9-10, 8pm, $15-25. Photo by Matthew Gregory Hollis

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Bakanal de Afrique: What Had Happened Was… An Afro-Urban Musical

November 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Flight Deck, 1540 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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$30
Many people dancing and grooving in a dark room.

Get wrapped in a hot-blooded mingling of storytelling, dance, video, afrobeats, hip hop, soca, blues, dancehall, rumba, soukous, and visuals. Based on personal stories and a timeline of Afro urban music from way back to the future, What Had Happened Was... time travels through both our most intimate and swaggering moments, asking, "Where did we come from? Where are we going?" Created by Nkeiruka Oruche and directed by Tossie Long. This project is made possible by support from the Creative Work…

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Small Boobs

November 10 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on November 10, 2018 at 8:00pm

Shawl-Anderson Dance Center, 2704 Alcatraz Ave
Berkeley, CA United States
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$15 - $25
A person looking down smiling with their hands behind their back.

Small Boobs is a performance solo offered out of curiosity around the intertwined follies of gender and relationship. Using levity as a Trojan horse for heartache, it unweaves and retangles tall tales and embodied blueprints from childhood, transhood, a donut shop, and beyond. Created and performed by Chicago-based artist Nora Sharp, Small Boobs builds a world and invites you in, using personal history, extended metaphor, a mini synth, and more. Fri-Sat, Nov 9-10, 8pm, $15-25. Photo by Matthew Gregory Hollis

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Smuin Presents The Christmas Ballet

November 16 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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One event on November 17, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on November 17, 2018 at 7:30pm

Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr
Walnut Creek, CA 94596 United States
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$25 - $82
Two ballet dancers on stage, one is in a Christmas tree costume in a bowing position, the other is a woman in a red dress jumping with legs crossed and pointed feet.

Smuin kicks off the holidays with The Christmas Ballet, the Bay Area tradition featuring two acts packed to the brim with classical ballet and contemporary numbers. This medley incorporates a variety of popular dance styles including ballet, tap, jazz, and swing. Fri, Nov 16, 7:30pm; Sat, Nov 17, 2pm & 7:30, $25-82. Photo by Keith Sutter

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Pixel by Compagnie Käfig

November 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on November 17, 2018 at 8:00pm

Cal Performances Zellerbach Hall, 101 Zellerbach Hall #4800
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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$30 - $68
Three dancers jumping though falling "pixels".

Compagnie Käfig merges elements of Brazilian urban dance and capoeira with hip-hop, modern dance, and circus arts in its break-neck productions. Pixel was created by founder Mourad Merzouki in collaboration with the French digital production studio Adrien M/Claire B and features the company’s 11 dancers navigating an interactive environment of light and lasers that confounds our perceptions of what is virtual and what is real. Fri-Sat, Nov 16-17, 8pm, $30-68, prices subject to change. Photo by Patrick Berger

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Smuin Presents The Christmas Ballet

November 17 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on November 17, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on November 17, 2018 at 2:00pm

Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr
Walnut Creek, CA 94596 United States
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$25 - $82
Two ballet dancers on stage, one is in a Christmas tree costume in a bowing position, the other is a woman in a red dress jumping with legs crossed and pointed feet.

Smuin kicks off the holidays with The Christmas Ballet, the Bay Area tradition featuring two acts packed to the brim with classical ballet and contemporary numbers. This medley incorporates a variety of popular dance styles including ballet, tap, jazz, and swing. Fri, Nov 16, 7:30pm; Sat, Nov 17, 2pm & 7:30, $25-82. Photo by Keith Sutter

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Social Movement

November 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on November 17, 2018 at 8:00pm

One event on November 18, 2018 at 7:00pm

Shawl-Anderson Dance Center, 2704 Alcatraz Ave
Berkeley, CA United States
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$15 - $25
Two dancers in center of audience lifting right leg

What roles might dance, art-making, and performance play in creating social change? What can bodies moving together on stage teach us about the actual labor of social movements? An evening of moving targets, hand signals, hope, and human pyramids. New dance work created by Molly Rose-Williams with Chelsea Brown, Galen Rogers, Ky Woodward, and Jesse Wiener. Featuring different guest artists each show. Sat, Nov 17, 6 & 8pm; Sun, Nov 18, 7pm, $15-25. See more at: mollyrosewilliams.com Photo by Kaveri Seth.

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Smuin Presents The Christmas Ballet

November 17 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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One event on November 17, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on November 17, 2018 at 7:30pm

Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr
Walnut Creek, CA 94596 United States
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$25 - $82
Two ballet dancers on stage, one is in a Christmas tree costume in a bowing position, the other is a woman in a red dress jumping with legs crossed and pointed feet.

Smuin kicks off the holidays with The Christmas Ballet, the Bay Area tradition featuring two acts packed to the brim with classical ballet and contemporary numbers. This medley incorporates a variety of popular dance styles including ballet, tap, jazz, and swing. Fri, Nov 16, 7:30pm; Sat, Nov 17, 2pm & 7:30, $25-82. Photo by Keith Sutter

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Pixel by Compagnie Käfig

November 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on November 17, 2018 at 8:00pm

Cal Performances Zellerbach Hall, 101 Zellerbach Hall #4800
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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$30 - $68
Three dancers jumping though falling "pixels".

Compagnie Käfig merges elements of Brazilian urban dance and capoeira with hip-hop, modern dance, and circus arts in its break-neck productions. Pixel was created by founder Mourad Merzouki in collaboration with the French digital production studio Adrien M/Claire B and features the company’s 11 dancers navigating an interactive environment of light and lasers that confounds our perceptions of what is virtual and what is real. Fri-Sat, Nov 16-17, 8pm, $30-68, prices subject to change. Photo by Patrick Berger

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Social Movement

November 17 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on November 17, 2018 at 8:00pm

One event on November 18, 2018 at 7:00pm

Shawl-Anderson Dance Center, 2704 Alcatraz Ave
Berkeley, CA United States
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$15 - $25
Two dancers in center of audience lifting right leg

What roles might dance, art-making, and performance play in creating social change? What can bodies moving together on stage teach us about the actual labor of social movements? An evening of moving targets, hand signals, hope, and human pyramids. New dance work created by Molly Rose-Williams with Chelsea Brown, Galen Rogers, Ky Woodward, and Jesse Wiener. Featuring different guest artists each show. Sat, Nov 17, 6 & 8pm; Sun, Nov 18, 7pm, $15-25. See more at: mollyrosewilliams.com Photo by Kaveri Seth.

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Social Movement

November 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on November 17, 2018 at 8:00pm

One event on November 18, 2018 at 7:00pm

Shawl-Anderson Dance Center, 2704 Alcatraz Ave
Berkeley, CA United States
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$15 - $25
Two dancers in center of audience lifting right leg

What roles might dance, art-making, and performance play in creating social change? What can bodies moving together on stage teach us about the actual labor of social movements? An evening of moving targets, hand signals, hope, and human pyramids. New dance work created by Molly Rose-Williams with Chelsea Brown, Galen Rogers, Ky Woodward, and Jesse Wiener. Featuring different guest artists each show. Sat, Nov 17, 6 & 8pm; Sun, Nov 18, 7pm, $15-25. See more at: mollyrosewilliams.com Photo by Kaveri Seth.

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Power Through Tradition

November 24 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts, 1428 Alice St.
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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$17 - $30
Three dancers; one is spinning in a suit maid of long straw, two behind are in a deep second position plié with arms open wide and heads tossed back.

Diamano Coura West African Dance Company commemorates its 43rd Anniversary by presenting Power Through Tradition. This performance will pay homage to the traditional initiation dances of Liberia West Africa along with a debut ballet inspired by the unique folklore and present day customs of the villages located in Oussouye, Cassamance. Sat, Nov 24, 8pm, $17-30. Photo by RJ Muna

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December 2018

Custodians of Beauty by Pavel Zuštiak and Palissimo Company

December 7 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on December 8, 2018 at 8:00pm

One event on December 9, 2018 at 3:00pm

Zellerbach Playhouse, 101 Zellerbach Hall # 4800
Berkeley, 94720-4800 United States
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$42
Two people in hoods wearing all black against a white wall, one is standing, the other is in lying down.

Pavel Zuštiak and his Palissimo Company ask,“Where do we find beauty today, and does it need our defense?” Zuštiak creates an immersive experience for Custodians of Beauty, in response to a speech by Pope Benedict XVI, reminding artists of their responsibilities as “custodians of beauty in the world.” Through formal abstraction & restrained, minimalist gesture, Zuštiak explores the human body as sculpture, emotional trigger, and political symbol. Fri-Sat, Dec 7-8, 8pm; Sun, Dec 9, 3pm, $42, prices subject to change.…

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Custodians of Beauty by Pavel Zuštiak and Palissimo Company

December 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on December 8, 2018 at 8:00pm

One event on December 9, 2018 at 3:00pm

Zellerbach Playhouse, 101 Zellerbach Hall # 4800
Berkeley, 94720-4800 United States
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$42
Two people in hoods wearing all black against a white wall, one is standing, the other is in lying down.

Pavel Zuštiak and his Palissimo Company ask,“Where do we find beauty today, and does it need our defense?” Zuštiak creates an immersive experience for Custodians of Beauty, in response to a speech by Pope Benedict XVI, reminding artists of their responsibilities as “custodians of beauty in the world.” Through formal abstraction & restrained, minimalist gesture, Zuštiak explores the human body as sculpture, emotional trigger, and political symbol. Fri-Sat, Dec 7-8, 8pm; Sun, Dec 9, 3pm, $42, prices subject to change.…

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Custodians of Beauty by Pavel Zuštiak and Palissimo Company

December 9 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on December 8, 2018 at 3:00pm

One event on December 9, 2018 at 3:00pm

Zellerbach Playhouse, 101 Zellerbach Hall # 4800
Berkeley, 94720-4800 United States
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$42
Two people in hoods wearing all black against a white wall, one is standing, the other is in lying down.

Pavel Zuštiak and his Palissimo Company ask,“Where do we find beauty today, and does it need our defense?” Zuštiak creates an immersive experience for Custodians of Beauty, in response to a speech by Pope Benedict XVI, reminding artists of their responsibilities as “custodians of beauty in the world.” Through formal abstraction & restrained, minimalist gesture, Zuštiak explores the human body as sculpture, emotional trigger, and political symbol. Fri-Sat, Dec 7-8, 8pm; Sun, Dec 9, 3pm, $42, prices subject to change.…

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17c by Big Dance Theater

December 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on December 14, 2018 at 8:00pm

One event on December 15, 2018 at 8:00pm

One event on December 15, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on December 16, 2018 at 3:00pm

Zellerbach Playhouse, 101 Zellerbach Hall # 4800
Berkeley, 94720-4800 United States
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$54
Four dancers, two are sitting and two are standing behind them.

Big Dance Theater’s 17c weaves music, dance, video, and text in an exploration of the moral murkiness of Samuel Pepys -- statesman and notorious philanderer whose obsessive, tell-all diaries are a precursor to our own social media culture -- juxtaposing his own writings with the radical feminism of his contemporary, Margaret Cavendish, and the cult of online annotators at pepysdiary.com. Thu-Fri, Dec 13-14, 8pm; Sat, Dec 15, 2 & 8pm; Sun, Dec 16, 3pm, $54, prices subject to change. Photo by Johanna…

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17c by Big Dance Theater

December 14 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on December 14, 2018 at 8:00pm

One event on December 15, 2018 at 8:00pm

One event on December 15, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on December 16, 2018 at 3:00pm

Zellerbach Playhouse, 101 Zellerbach Hall # 4800
Berkeley, 94720-4800 United States
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$54
Four dancers, two are sitting and two are standing behind them.

Big Dance Theater’s 17c weaves music, dance, video, and text in an exploration of the moral murkiness of Samuel Pepys -- statesman and notorious philanderer whose obsessive, tell-all diaries are a precursor to our own social media culture -- juxtaposing his own writings with the radical feminism of his contemporary, Margaret Cavendish, and the cult of online annotators at pepysdiary.com. Thu-Fri, Dec 13-14, 8pm; Sat, Dec 15, 2 & 8pm; Sun, Dec 16, 3pm, $54, prices subject to change. Photo by Johanna…

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17c by Big Dance Theater

December 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on December 14, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on December 15, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on December 15, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on December 16, 2018 at 3:00pm

Zellerbach Playhouse, 101 Zellerbach Hall # 4800
Berkeley, 94720-4800 United States
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$54
Four dancers, two are sitting and two are standing behind them.

Big Dance Theater’s 17c weaves music, dance, video, and text in an exploration of the moral murkiness of Samuel Pepys -- statesman and notorious philanderer whose obsessive, tell-all diaries are a precursor to our own social media culture -- juxtaposing his own writings with the radical feminism of his contemporary, Margaret Cavendish, and the cult of online annotators at pepysdiary.com. Thu-Fri, Dec 13-14, 8pm; Sat, Dec 15, 2 & 8pm; Sun, Dec 16, 3pm, $54, prices subject to change. Photo by Johanna…

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