2022/2023 Season

Berkeley Dance Project 2023: Within These Walls

By Lenora Lee Dance
Directed by Lenora Lee

February 23–26, 2023
Zellerbach Playhouse

Within These Walls is an award-winning, site-responsive, multimedia dance experience that speaks to the power of people to transcend unthinkable hardships. Originally created and performed at the U.S. Immigration Station on Angel Island, the work is inspired by the estimated 170,000 Chinese immigrants who were unjustly detained, interrogated, and processed at the site during the Chinese Exclusion Era of the early 20th century. The work will be re-staged at Zellerbach Playhouse for Berkeley Dance Project, the department's annual dance concert.

Tickets will go on sale by January 2023

Performance Times

  • Thursday, February 23, 2023 — 8pm
  • Friday, February 24, 2023 — 8pm (with post-show discussion)
  • Saturday, February 25, 2023 — 2pm
  • Saturday, February 25, 2023 — 8pm
  • Sunday, February 26, 2023 — 2pm

Lenora Lee, Choreographer & Director

Lenora Lee, Choreographer & Director

Lenora Lee has been a dancer, choreographer, and artistic director in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York. She has been an Artist Fellow at the de Young Museum, a Djerassi Resident Artist, a Visiting Scholar at New York University through the Asian/Pacific/American Institute, and an Artist in Residence at Dance Mission Theater. She was a 2019 United States Artists Fellow and has been recently awarded a Creative Work Fund, a California Arts Council California Creative Communities grant, and a Kenneth Rainin Foundation Open Spaces grant with the Chinatown Community Development Center to collaborate on an immersive performance piece And the Community Will Rise in 2020.

Learn more at LenoraLeeDance.com