The West Coast premiere will be played at Zellerbach Hall as part of a bi-coastal celebration of the esteemed composer’s 86th birthday.
Shape-shifting dance company Pilobolus will blow minds in Berkeley this week
Pilobolus comes to Zellerbach Hall Oct. 21-22 for the dance company’s first Cal Performances engagement in more than three decades.
UC Berkeley police investigating rape at Zellerbach
The University of California Police Department is looking into a daytime rape that occurred inside Zellerbach Hall in Berkeley in late August.
‘Increased and highly visible police presence’ for Ben Shapiro talk Thursday
A closed perimeter around Zellerbach, extensive parking restrictions and more have been announced by UC Berkeley in advance of Ben Shapiro’s talk Thursday.
After tensions, UC Berkeley offers to host Ben Shapiro at Zellerbach
After a summer of will-they-won’t-they, UC Berkeley has said Ben Shapiro can speak at Zellerbach Hall on Sept. 14.
Filter Theatre’s ‘Twelfth Night’: more of a gig than a regular piece of theater
British group brings its rock & roll sensibility to Shakespeare at Cal Performances.
The It List: Five things to do in Berkeley this weekend
New York violinist Jennifer Koh makes a repeat appearance in Berkeley tonight at Zellerbach Hall. Photo: Jennifer Koh JENNIFER KOH Violinist Jennifer Koh is no stranger to Berkeley, although Berkeley audiences may know her as Einstein, a role she undertook when she played in Einstein on the Beach at Cal Performances. This time she plays as herself — a powerful […]
Magical, misfit marriage of Ira Glass and dance
This American Life host Ira Glass with dancers Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass. Photo: David Bazemore Dance is primarily show, don’t tell. Radio is tell, can’t show. Put them together, you get the magical, misfit marriage that is “Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host,” coming to Zellerbach Hall on Saturday, Mar. 29, presented […]
The Moth: A storytelling phenomenon comes to Berkeley
The Moth is a 16-year-old storytelling phenomenon founded by poet and novelist George Dawes Green. Photo: The Moth Thank goodness for boring, sappy poetry. Without it, there might never be The Moth. And thank goodness for the third annual Bay Area Science Festival, which brings marvelous scientific minds to the masses with ten days (Oct. […]
Berkeley Alvin Ailey camp teaches more than dance
Participants at 2011 Alvin Ailey camp have fun with an exercise at the Berkeley Marina, where sailing was also on the agenda. Photo: Tracey Taylor Like characters in an ancient Roman frieze, eight young boys assume motionless poses, then spring to pumping, rolling, spinning life in front of the Zellerbach Playhouse on the University of […]
Feed your soul, feast your eyes: Alvin Ailey is in town
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performs Revelations April 23 – 28 at Cal Performances. Photo: Andrew Eccles. April 23 – 28 at Cal Performances. Photo: Andrew Eccles. The almighty power of contemporary dance is alive and kicking in Berkeley through April 28, after which the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will pack up their four, […]
Dancemaker Trisha Brown retires her choreographic cap
Trisha Brown Dance Company performs “Les Yeux et l’âme” at Cal Performances March 15, 2013. Photo: Stephanie Berger Trisha Brown Dance Company performs “Les Yeux et l’âme” at Cal Performances March 15, 2013. Photo: Stephanie Berger Can a single-artist dance company become an ever-evolving, interactive, mobile museum? That is the question, and the premise, of […]