- 10:00 Am - 12:00 PM
CalDay is UC Berkeley’s annual open house to welcome the community, prospective students, current students, kids and families. For complete information about the day, please visit the Cal Day website. Events hosted by the Department of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies are as follows:
Making Networks: A Dance Theater Workshop
10:00 Am – 11:00 AM
Bancroft Dance Studio
TDPS presents a workshop by choreographer Krista DeNio that includes a physical warm-up, ensemble-building exercises, and “making” (bringing creative ideas into choreographic action). Content will be drawn from “NETWORK,” the Berkeley Dance Project (BDP) piece choreographed by DeNio about networks of communication among cells–in bodies, prisons and plants. Attendees will receive a discount to the BDP performance (running April 20–29 at Zellerbach Playhouse). DeNio is an interdisciplinary choreographer and artistic director of kd>>moving ground.
Honors Projects and the Artistic Research Process
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
44B Dwinelle Hall
Four undergraduate students in the Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies discuss aspects of their recently performed original works, including inspiration, research, rehearsal and performance. Heather Brown discusses choreographing and performing her original dance piece “Bodies of Color”; Sy Jordan discusses writing and directing the new musical “Love and Pride”; and Linda Girón and Madison Wackerman discuss writing and directing their respective workshops, Memoria del Silencio and The Othello Project.