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Nov
15
7:00 PM19:00

In Search of Eternal Love

Performance artist Naina Shastri and visual artist Salma Arastu collaborate on a performance that combines classical Indian dance, poetry and video projection to connect thirteenth-century Persian mystic Mevlana Rumi and sixteenth-century Indian saint Meera Bai, who both spoke of finding salvation in love.

Shastri is a performing artist, choreographer and teacher of the Indian classical dance style known as Bharatanatyam in the Tri Valley area. She is the artistic director of the Ushanjali School of Dance.

Arastu is an artist and curator whose work has been exhibited internationally in India, Iran, Kuwait, Germany and the United States. She has had more than 30 solo and group exhibitions, including at Stanford’s Cantor Center for the Arts and the Museum of Contemporary Religious Art at Saint Louis University. She earned her MFA from the MS University of Baroda in India.

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Nov
3
7:00 PM19:00

Sounds of Faith

As part of the opening reception for Universal Messages: New Vistas, singers and performers of various faith backgrounds will present “Sounds of Faith,” a program of spiritual songs, starting at 7pm. The performance will begin with a recitation from the Quran, followed by Hebrew hymns, a medley of Indian bhajans, a healing hymn and Sufi chanting. Featuring Mustapha Harb, Taya Shere, Snigdha Venkataramani, Clare Hedin and Issa Chishty.

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Jul
29
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Concerts with Gautam Ganeshan

Treat yourself to a stimulating sound experience Sunday mornings at BAC. Enjoy a performance by Gautam Tejas Ganeshan, a passionate singer who applies his knowledge of Indian carnatic music to the creation of new music; "bringing a local twist to this centuries-old sound." Stay for the whole set, or come and go.
All ages welcome, Sliding donation $5-$10. Repeats 8/5, 8/12, 8/19 with percussion workshops on 8/19.

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Jul
26
5:30 AM05:30

Screening: Rocked by Women

Join us before each Women in Rock lecture for a screening of the performance "Rocked by Women" by BAC Dancers in Residence Sarah Bush Dance Project. Free and open to the public.
Rocked by Women portrays the life of a woman transformed by love, music, and memories. With its eclectic score of unforgettable voices, this kinetic, hybrid work pays tribute to the women who rock us.

 

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Jul
22
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Concerts & Percussion Workshop

Treat yourself to a stimulating sound experience Sunday mornings at BAC. Enjoy a performance by Gautam Tejas Ganeshan, a passionate singer who applies his knowledge of Indian carnatic music to the creation of new music; "bringing a local twist to this centuries-old sound." Stay for the whole set, or come and go.
All ages welcome, Sliding donation $5-$10. Repeats 7/29, 8/5, 8/12, 8/19 with percussion workshops on 7/22 and 8/19.

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Jun
23
12:00 PM12:00

Noon Renaissance Concerts

Saturdays in June hear viol music from the 16th century played by Peter Hallifax and friends. Hallifax has been playing the viol for 50 years. He was a founding member of Philharmonia Baroque orchestra and taught at UC Berkeley and UC Santa Cruz. 
Repeats 6/30. All ages welcome, suggested donation $10-20

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Jun
21
5:30 PM17:30

Screening: Rocked by Women

Join us before each Women in Rock lecture for a screening of the performance "Rocked by Women" by BAC Dancers in Residence Sarah Bush Dance Project. Repeats July 26 at 5:30pm. Free and open to the public. Rocked by Women portrays the life of a woman transformed by love, music, and memories. With its eclectic score of unforgettable voices, this kinetic, hybrid work pays tribute to the women who rock us.

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Jun
16
4:00 PM16:00

Arts in Action: Represent

Join us for an hour of dance and art interpretation with the artists from Wonder Women and Dancers in Residence, Sarah Bush Dance Project. Known for their site-specific collaborative dance, SBDP will create short works inspired by the themes, artworks, and the arrangement of BAC’s current exhibition. Audiences will explore the art through short, guided activities.
Sliding donation: $10-$20

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Jun
16
12:00 PM12:00

Noon Renaissance Concerts

Saturdays in June hear viol music from the 16th century played by Peter Hallifax and friends. Hallifax has been playing the viol for 50 years. He was a founding member of Philharmonia Baroque orchestra and taught at UC Berkeley and UC Santa Cruz. 
Repeats 6/23. 6/30. All ages welcome, suggested donation $10-20

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Jun
9
12:00 PM12:00

Noon Renaissance Concerts

Saturdays in June hear viol music from the 16th century played by Peter Hallifax and friends. Hallifax has been playing the viol for 50 years. He was a founding member of Philharmonia Baroque orchestra and taught at UC Berkeley and UC Santa Cruz. 
Repeats 6/16, 6/23. 6/30. All ages welcome, suggested donation $10-20

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Jun
2
12:00 PM12:00

Noon Renaissance Concerts

Saturdays in June hear viol music from the 16th century played by Peter Hallifax and friends. Hallifax has been playing the viol for 50 years. He was a founding member of Philharmonia Baroque orchestra and taught at UC Berkeley and UC Santa Cruz. 
Repeats 6/9, 6/16, 6/23. 6/30. All ages welcome, suggested donation $10-20

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May
31
5:30 PM17:30

Screening: Rocked by Women

 

Join us before each Women in Rock lecture for a screening of the performance "Rocked by Women" by BAC Dancers in Residence Sarah Bush Dance Project. Repeats June 21 and July 26 at 5:30pm. Free and open to the public. Rocked by Women portrays the life of a woman transformed by love, music, and memories. With its eclectic score of unforgettable voices, this kinetic, hybrid work pays tribute to the women who rock us.

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May
4
4:00 PM16:00

Open Rehearsal: SBDP

Sarah Bush Dance Project's Bay Area Dance Week open rehearsal will be Friday May 4th from 4-6pm as part of their Residency at Berkeley Art Center. Come see the creative process as they develop movement for their Fall Premiere - exploring ideas about heroes, teachers, the passing on of knowledge, excavating new old histories, sparks of light in darkness, celebrating the powerful heroics of diverse individualism. We invite folks to write notes, take photos/videos, or just pop in and observe. Come and go as you please. 
 

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Mar
18
1:00 PM13:00

Berkeley Butoh Gathering

Anoku Butoh Gathering in celebration of the life and death of Japanese choreographer Tatsumi Hijikata, the founder of Butoh performance. Interactive performances in Live Oak Park from 1 - 3pm with a bonfire and food booths. Indoor performances inside BAC from 4 - 6pm. Free and open to all ages.

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Mar
17
4:30 PM16:30

Divining Triptychs: Printmaking, Dance, and Poetry Across Millennia

Lucinda Weaver, who danced with the Margaret Jenkins Dance Company, and poet Alan Bern have performed together for fifteen years as PACES: dance & poetry. Bern and Weaver will perform a dance/poetry collaboration based on broadsides by Robert Woods and Alan Bern. Performances take place March 16 & 17. All funds donated to the BAC by the performers. 

$15 advance/$20 at the door; $10 BAC Members & youth under 18
Doors open 30 min prior. A brief reception will follow the performances.

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Mar
16
7:30 PM19:30

Divining Triptychs: Printmaking, Dance, and Poetry Across Millennia

Lucinda Weaver, who danced with the Margaret Jenkins Dance Company, and poet Alan Bern have performed together for fifteen years as PACES: dance & poetry. Bern and Weaver will perform a dance/poetry collaboration based on broadsides by Robert Woods and Alan Bern. Performances take place March 16 & 17. All funds donated to the BAC by the performers. 

$15 advance/$20 at the door; $10 BAC Members & youth under 18
Doors open 30 min prior. A brief reception will follow the performances.

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