Berkeley Dance Project: the body remembers

Directed by Joe Goode

February 21 – March 2, 2019
The Playhouse at Zellerbach Hall
Running Time: 90 minutes (no intermission)


Celebrating the 50th anniversary of UC Berkeley's dance program, Berkeley Dance Project 2019: the body remembers features works by professional choreographers Joe Goode, Rulan Tangen, Latanya Tigner, and Cherie Hill, as well as UC Berkeley student Katie O'Connor.

From a "haunting" solo to a 10-dancer "mosaic," the works in BDP 2019 represent a wide range of sources and styles: Goode incorporates spoken word and song into a piece based on the buddhist concept of "the undefended heart;" Tangen brings attention to local indigenous histories and perspectives; Tigner honors choreographer Ruth Beckford, recognized as the mother of African diasporic dance in the Bay Area; and Hill draws from supernatural elements of her Jamaican Maroon ancestry.

Press Coverage

The Daily Californian: Berkeley Dance Project showcases empowering physical movement in 'the body remembers'

Jeremy Brooks in "Spilt Milk" (2018) | Photo by Natalia Perez

Jeremy Brooks and Mi Le in 'Spilt Milk' by Katie O'Connor | Photo by Natalia Perez