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The It List: Five things to do in Berkeley this weekend

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 soloist — when she performs Sibelius’ Violin Concerto with the Berkeley Symphony tonight, Thursday Oct. 2, at 7 […]

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Berkeley Alvin Ailey camp teaches more than dance

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 California, Berkeley, campus. It’s a rehearsal, but in light of the fierce pride and near-divine determination in their expression — and exploding from their agile […]

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Dancemaker Trisha Brown retires her choreographic cap

Can a single-artist dance company become an ever-evolving, interactive, mobile museum? That is the question, and the premise, of the Trisha Brown Dance Company’s revolutionary plan as the iconic, 76-year-old dancemaker retires her choreographic cap and becomes the company’s Founding Artistic Director and Choreographer. As of February 2011 and after a series of minor strokes, […]

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Hubbard Street and LINES Ballet: A recipe for perfection

  Hubbard Street Dance Chicago stormed onto the stage of Berkeley’s Zellerbach Hall on Friday night and thundered its way through two beefy works of consequence and a collaborative world premiere with Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet. Compelling dances result from simple, rare ingredients: fantastic dancers with bone-deep training baring their souls, and choreographers with dangerous […]