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September 2022

Circa: Leviathan

September 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on October 1, 2022 at 7:30 pm

Stanford Memorial Auditorium, 551 Serra Mall
Stanford, CA 94305 United States
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$32

Landing somewhere between circus and contemporary dance, this world-acclaimed performance company from Australia brings their latest production to Memorial Auditorium in a celebration of the expressive possibilities of the human body at its extremes. Leviathan is a powerful and authentic encounter between Circa’s renowned ensemble and community artists that showcases the company’s bold new vision of contemporary circus. Through extreme physicality, acrobatics, movement, and sound, the performance creates incandescent theatrical moments that celebrate community and collaboration while revealing the unpredictable…

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October 2022

Circa: Leviathan

October 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on October 1, 2022 at 7:30 pm

Stanford Memorial Auditorium, 551 Serra Mall
Stanford, CA 94305 United States
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$32

Landing somewhere between circus and contemporary dance, this world-acclaimed performance company from Australia brings their latest production to Memorial Auditorium in a celebration of the expressive possibilities of the human body at its extremes. Leviathan is a powerful and authentic encounter between Circa’s renowned ensemble and community artists that showcases the company’s bold new vision of contemporary circus. Through extreme physicality, acrobatics, movement, and sound, the performance creates incandescent theatrical moments that celebrate community and collaboration while revealing the unpredictable…

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Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan: 13 Tongues

October 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Stanford Memorial Auditorium, 551 Serra Mall
Stanford, CA 94305 United States
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$32

One of Asia’s foremost contemporary dance companies, Cloud Gate was founded in 1973 by choreographer Lin Hwai-min. The company, named after the oldest known dance in China, combines martial arts, Qi Gong, modern dance, and classical ballet. In 13 Tongues, Cheng Tsung-lung transforms his childhood memories of the streets of Bangka into a fantastical, dreamlike world, fusing ancient superstitions, religious rites, and modern Taipei culture. Beginning and ending with the sound of a single handbell, the music accompanying 13 Tongues ranges from Taiwanese…

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December 2022

Dimitris Papaioannou: Transverse Orientation

December 9 @ 7:30 pm
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One event on December 10, 2022 at 7:30 pm

Stanford Memorial Auditorium, 551 Serra Mall
Stanford, CA 94305 United States
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$32

Stanford Live has joined an international consortium to commission the latest creation by groundbreaking Greek director, choreographer, and visual artist Dimitris Papaioannou, whose work ranges from experimental theater to the opening and closing ceremonies for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. A true master of visual spectacle, his epic, evening-length works combine movement, music, and elaborate stage imagery in enigmatic but powerfully moving ways. Taking inspiration from the natural behavior of moths to seek light, Transverse Orientation follows the human compulsion to…

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Dimitris Papaioannou: Transverse Orientation

December 10 @ 7:30 pm
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One event on December 10, 2022 at 7:30 pm

Stanford Memorial Auditorium, 551 Serra Mall
Stanford, CA 94305 United States
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$32

Stanford Live has joined an international consortium to commission the latest creation by groundbreaking Greek director, choreographer, and visual artist Dimitris Papaioannou, whose work ranges from experimental theater to the opening and closing ceremonies for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. A true master of visual spectacle, his epic, evening-length works combine movement, music, and elaborate stage imagery in enigmatic but powerfully moving ways. Taking inspiration from the natural behavior of moths to seek light, Transverse Orientation follows the human compulsion to…

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February 2023

Gregory Maqoma: Broken Chord

February 16, 2023 @ 7:30 pm
Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen Street
Stanford, CA 94305 United States
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South African choreographer Gregory Maqoma is a curatorial visionary who merges movement, theater, dance, visuals, and music with a sense of pulse and breath. Featuring four soloists and an onstage a cappella chorus, Maqoma’s new work tells the story of a South African–based chorus whose tour through North America and England in the late 19th century was marred by the realities of racism. The piece concretizes the burden of the white gaze and what it feels like to move beyond…

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