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Trey McIntyre Project: Farewell tour comes to Berkeley

Dancer Brett Perry of Trey McIntyre Project. The company comes to Cal Performances March 21 and 22. Photo: Lois Greenfield Sometimes, “goodbye” is also “hello.” Billed by Cal Performances as “The Farewell Tour of the Trey McIntyre Project,” the contemporary dance company’s Berkeley performances on March 21-22 at Zellerbach Hall are as much about starting […]

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Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet: Creating a fearless art

Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet performs Necessity, Again. The company is at Cal Performances Feb. 22- 23, 2014. Photo: Paula Lobo Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, which has just marked its tenth anniversary, brings its fierce, unforgettable dancers and repertoire to Cal Performance’s Zellerbach Hall for performances on Feb 22-23. Founded in 2003, the New York-based company was […]

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Martha Graham Dance Co. serves up 3 classic feasts

Kenneth Topping and Erica Dankmeyer in Martha Graham Company’s Cave Of The Heart. Photo: John Deane Janet Eilber, Artistic Director of Martha Graham Dance Company since 2005, knows what all chefs, farmers, architects, engineers, scientists, philosophers — really, what anyone knows. The key to a delicious, sturdy, profoundly pleasing creation is all in the ingredients. […]

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Tristan and Yseult: Sublime tour de force at Berkeley Rep

Andrew Durand (Tristan) and Patrycja Kujawska (Yseult) perform the title roles in Kneehigh’s Tristan and Yseult. Photo: Steve Tanner First-rate theater lifts our well-cushioned minds and derrières out of life’s doldrums, challenging us to contemplate the great mysteries of human existence: love, hate, honor, betrayal, death, and why zippers always get stuck when we are […]

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Berkeley Lab’s Carl Haber: A genius in our midst

Carl Haber (left) and Earl Cornell, Berkeley Lab researchers, digitally recovered a 128-year-old recording of Alexander Graham Bell’s voice. Photo: Berkeley Lab What does winning sound like? The definition of winning for MacArthur Genius Award recipient and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory physicist Carl Haber is surprising. “Winning” is not the unrestricted $625,000 the Berkeley scientist will […]

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NDT: Supernova dance technique, dismaying choreography

Nederlands Dans Theater’s performance of Schmetterling, butterfly, at Cal Performances. Photo: Nederlands Dans Theater Nederlands Dans Theater’s performance of Schmetterling, butterfly, at Cal Performances. Photo: Nederlands Dans Theater If it’s possible for a dance performance to cause tears of joy and dismay, shed simultaneously, then Nederlands Dans Theater’s Oct. 23 appearance at Cal Performances’ Zellerbach […]

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Review: Diebenkorn’s ‘Berkeley Years’ at the de Young

Richard Diebenkorn (1922-1993), Seawall, 1957, Oil on canvas, 20 x 26 in. (50.8 x 66 cm) Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, gift of Phyllis G. Diebenkorn, 1995.96 © 2013 The Richard Diebenkorn Foundation. All rights reserved. A splendid exhibition of Bay Area figurative and abstract-expressionist artist Richard Diebenkorn’s paintings and drawings on display at […]