Events


Developing & Implementing Curricula-A (DIDC-A)

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 - Thursday, May 4th, 2017, 1-4 pm

Luna Dance Institute
605 Addison Street

In Berkeley

This semester-long comprehensive entry-level course is part one of this four-part foundation series that charts the course of standards-based dance teaching proficiency from a critical theory perspective. This course covers elements of dance; structuring discrete dance lessons; integrating dance across subject matter; human development theory; observation and instructional methods. $100 No prerequisite

Developing & Implementing Curricula-A (DIDC-A)

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 - Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017, 6-9 pm

Aquatic Park Studio
Berkeley Aquatic Park Studio, 605 Addison Street

In Berkeley


January 31st -May 4th, 1-4 pm, $100 No prerequisite

This semester-long entry-level course covers elements of dance; structuring discrete dance lessons; integrating dance across subject matter; human development theory; observation and instructional methods. No prerequisite.

Do You See Me Movement art and activism of Mujer Muralista

Saturday, February 18th, 2017 - Friday, March 31st, 2017, Reception 7pm -11pm

Amor Eterno Arte
1227 18th Ave

In Oakland

Amor Eterno Arte presents
Do You See Me Movement art and activism of Mujer Muralista

The Do You See Me Movement is a declaration of resilience for those who are often overlooked and invisible. We See You.

Armed with indigenous ancestral knowledge, art and activism, Oakland native artist, Mujer Muralista, sets to reclaim the narrative of the most disenfranchised demographic. In the political Mexican muralist tradition, her brightly colored, dreamlike murals and paintings fight to empower girls, women, women of color and LGBTQ communities. Mujer Muralista has asked hundreds of women and girls to hold signs that read “Do You See Me?” in their native language. These portraits and critical question reject patriarchal societal roles that have stifled women’s voices, forcing the viewer to knowledge them front and center. So often others speak for women and women of color. These photos and murals are truthful representations controlled only by them.

The Do You See Me Movement uplifts, strengthens and celebrates women. The act of making art together unites the community through it’s struggle. Creating seeds of change locally and soon in Peru and Chile, the movement facilitates public art, murals, programs and workshops.

Please join us for opening reception Saturday February 18th 7-11pm.
We will celebrate with spoken word and Colombian empenadas!

Amor Eterno Arte is hella excited to celebrate International Women’s Day in March with Mujer Muralista. We will be hosting workshops and field trips with Oakland youth organizations.

For detailed information please contact gallery curator
Amy George Cortez
Amor Eterno Arte
1227 18th Ave
East Oakland Califas 94606
info@amoreternoarte.com
www.amoreternoarte.com

LENI by Sarah Greenman

Friday, March 10th, 2017 - Sunday, April 23rd, 2017, Tuesdays @ 7pm; Wednesdays - Saturdays @ 8pm; Sundays @ 2pm & 7pm (no performance 3/12 @ 7pm)

Aurora Theatre Company
2081 Addison Street

In Berkeley

Leni Riefensthal was the brilliant German film director of Triumph of the Will and Olympia, films cited by Pauline Kael as “the two greatest films ever directed by a woman,” and which also served as propaganda for Adolf Hitler and the Nazis. In Sarah Greenman’s wildly creative multimedia play, Riefenstahl’s older and younger selves edit a film of the director’s life, playing out and reshooting scenes from her past until the director finds the beauty she is seeking. Leni is an extraordinary work about artistic responsibility, narcissism and denial.

“Greenman demonstrates a masterful confidence as her text darts from one decade to the next and one Leni to another.”- Seattle Weekly

PRESENTED AT HARRY'S UPSTAGE IN THE DASHOW WING

Red Baron: Tyler James Hoare Retrospective

Saturday, March 18th, 2017 - Sunday, May 7th, 2017, March 18th 6-9pm

The Compound Gallery
1167 65th st

In Oakland

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 18th 6-9pm

Artist Talk: Saturday, April 1st at 4pm

Airplane Installation: Saturday, May 6th at 1pm at the Emeryville Mud Flats
Tyler will be installing the Red Baron on the pier. We will leave the gallery at noon.

The Compound Gallery is pleased to announce a 50 year retrospective of the esteemed Emeryville mudflat artist Tyler James Hoare.

Hoare’s early years at as an artist in residence at Xerox allowed him to experiment with xerox as a printmaking medium and use the xerographic process as a way to “build” his works in much the same way he approaches his sculpture. Hoare looks for engaging objects in photographs, magazines, and various publications for his collage work much like he scouts for driftwood, man made debris, or discarded objects to create his sculptures. The seemingly disparate objects in his 2D and 3D work achieve new meaning in Hoare’s imaginary narratives.

Hoare does not see his work as a precious commodity. Instead, he leaves the fate of each piece to nature. He places his creations into public spaces, and as a result, each piece interacts with nature and humanity as an autonomous performance piece. Hoare has used the Emeryville mudflats, particularly the vestigial remnants of the old pier, as a gallery for his work since the 1970’s. This exhibition is an exciting moment where the public is able to appreciate his work close up.

This exhibition features an array of Hoare’s work spanning from the 1960’s through the present. The gallery will feature one of Hoare’s full sized airplanes-the Red Baron- in the Main Gallery, and on Saturday, May 6th at 1pm, he will move the airplane from the gallery to the Emeryville Mud Flats. The public is welcome to attend.

The collection of work on display will also include Hoare’s early collage work, masks, and large standing sculptures. Tyler will give an artist talk at the gallery on Saturday, April 1st at 4pm.

Pronto Plate Lithography

Monday, March 27th, 2017 - Monday, April 10th, 2017, 6:30-9:30

Kala Art Institute
2990 San Pablo Avenue

In Berkeley

This workshop is an introduction to basic techniques of working with Pronto polyester plates. It is a versatile and flexible medium; plates can be created at home, in the studio, plein air, or in class. Using freehand drawing and painting methods as well as photo imagery from a laser printer or photocopier, students will learn to create beautiful lithographic prints. Class is tailored to both beginning and advanced students. Students will come away with a simple one color or multi-layered and complex surfaces. Some printmaking experience is helpful.

Open Dissonance: 2017 Mills College Senior Thesis Exhibition

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 - Sunday, April 16th, 2017, OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY, APRIL 1, 2017 | 6:00-8:00 PM

Mills College Art Museum
5000 MacArthur Blvd. Oakland, CA 94613

In Oakland

The Mills College Art Museum is pleased to announce Open Dissonance, the 2017 Mills College Senior Thesis Exhibition on view from March 28-April 16, 2017. An annual exhibition featuring the work of graduating Studio Art majors, the senior thesis exhibition provides a unique opportunity to these young artists––their first exhibition in a professional art museum. This year’s presenting artists are Tara Batiste, Aliza Cord, Laura Elizarraras, Charity B. Ellis, Katie Ganz, Amy Leader, Connie Lee, Macie Lopez, Nora Roth, Anne Samberg, Lena Toney, Alyia-Renee Yates.

Experimenting with a range of forms and media from painting and photography to video-installation and ceramics, the artists in Open Dissonance navigate their final moments as undergrads with both anticipation and uncertainty. For these 12 artists, the exhibition is a strong demonstration of their artistic potential and the creative possibilities their work evokes.


Color Management for Digital Printing and Photography

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 - Wednesday, March 29th, 2017, 6:30-9:30

Kala Art Institute
2990 San Pablo Avenue

In Berkeley

Learn how to manage your color! A critical step to achieving consistent, high-quality digital photographs and prints is to master the art of color management. This class will help you gain control over the transition from screen to paper, and camera to screen, providing valuable knowledge for your future print jobs.

Grateful Dead Stu Allen & Mars Hotel

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 - Wednesday, March 29th, 2017, Doors at 7:30 pm; Show at 8:00 pm

Ashkenaz
1317 San Pablo Ave

In Berkeley

Tickets are $13

A tradition started back in the 20th century, Ashkenaz’s Grateful Dead Night is always evolving, reaching new heights since Stu Allen & Mars Hotel launched a weekly residency in late 2011. Led by acclaimed guitarist-singer Allen (of Phil Lesh & Friends, Melvin Seals & JGB, Ghosts of Electricity), a revolving cast of incredibly talented musicians inhabits Mars Hotel, drawing from the Grateful Dead’s vast catalog to delight Deadheads and dancers of all generations. A Mars Hotel show is always an energetic evening of good vibes, good music, and good community.

When it became apparent that Jerry Garcia had played his final show in 1995, Stu Allen began working to keep Garcia’s music, sound, and spirit alive in the concert setting. He regularly works with Phil Lesh and has also played sets with Bob Weir and Bill Kreutzmann. Allen is perhaps most known for fronting Melvin Seals’ tribute to the Jerry Garcia Band from 2004 to 2011. He received more national acclaim in 2010 when he toured with Dark Star Orchestra. Allen shares the Grateful Dead’s commitment to making each performance a unique event, from preparation to execution. He will perform multiple shows before playing the same song twice, and even then, that song will not be realized in quite the same way.

Mars Hotel takes this idea a step further by presenting a new band at each performance. Drawing from the rich music scene of the Bay Area, Allen has assembled a broad and ever-rotating group of musicians that makes each concert a once-only experience. As far as Grateful Dead tribute bands go, this is a concept that has never been done before.

Band Website: http://www.stuallen.net
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/762827920533557/
Eventbrite ticket link: https://ashkenaz032917.eventbrite.com

Mokuhanga 2: Intermediate Japanese Woodblock

Saturday, April 1st, 2017 - Saturday, April 15th, 2017, 10:00am — 4:00pm

Kala Art Institute
2990 San Pablo Avenue

In Berkeley

Further exploration of the art of Japanese woodblock printmaking. While learning more about key-block technique, you’ll be introduced to tool maintenance, the kento registration system, and a selection of Japanese paper. A valuable class for anyone interested in developing the ukiyo-e technique, one of the oldest and most expressive forms of printmaking.

Soft Ground Etching

Saturday, April 1st, 2017 - Saturday, April 15th, 2017, 11am — 5pm

Kala Art Institute
2990 San Pablo Avenue

In Berkeley

This in-depth course explores all aspects of soft ground etching and its combination with aquatint, Chine-collé, and drawing. Learn about line and tone etching, shape and texture transfer, and aquatint manipulation. Create layered prints by adding a second plate to the one holding the key design.

Botanical Investigations through Letterpress

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 - Wednesday, April 26th, 2017, 6:30pm — 9:30pm

Kala Art Institute
2990 San Pablo Avenue

In Berkeley

Inspired by the work of Robin Wall Kimmerer, students will be encouraged to take time out to look at the natural environment for inspiration. In this 4-session class, students will learn the basics of letterpress photopolymer plate making, film generation, and printing on a Vandercook Proof Press. All levels welcome.

Px: Dance as Community Building

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017 - Tuesday, April 11th, 2017, 4:30-6 pm

Luna Dance Institute
605 Addison Street

In Berkeley

Dance can be a source of community and the tool to build community. This Px discuss ways that community can be formed, sustained and developed creatively through the art of dance and movement. Ask questions, receive feedback and connect with peers.

To learn more: nwomack-freeman@lunadanceinstitute.org

TEMPLE by Steve Waters

Friday, April 14th, 2017 - Sunday, May 14th, 2017, Tuesdays @ 7pm; Wednesdays - Saturdays @ 8pm; Sundays @ 2pm & 7pm (no performance 4/16 @ 7pm)

Aurora Theatre Company
2081 Addison Street

In Berkeley

In October 2011, Occupy London set up camp outside one of London’s most beloved institutions, St Paul’s Cathedral. Soon, the building that had famously survived floods, terrorist threats, and the Blitz closed its doors, and the City of London took legal action against Occupy to remove protesters — by force if necessary. Steve Waters’ new play is a fictional account of the behind-the-scenes machinations by the church and city leadership, dramatizing the turmoil faced by principled, thoughtful people who must decide which of their ideals they’ll betray.

“A rich, deeply thoughtful piece about contemporary values.” ~London Financial Times

Gardens of Abstraction

Thursday, May 4th, 2017 - Saturday, June 24th, 2017, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SLATE contemporary
473 25th Street, Suite A

In Oakland

Gardens of Abstraction presents three contemporary photographers who are grappling with the history of painting and the question of how to be an artist in this photographic age. All three are working in large formats, using digital printing technology, and referencing, to various degrees, narratives of old master painting.

Carol Inez Charney has taken paintings by Leonardo Da Vinci, Monet, Van Gogh, Chagall, and Matisse, as her subject, appropriating them and then re-presenting them through her own personal lens of water moving on glass. Christy Lee Rogers creates underwater scenes using multiple figures, elaborate costumes, and dramatic lighting that reference 17th and 18th century Mannerist and Baroque paintings. Diane Rosenblum, on the other hand, has turned to landscape paintings by the Hudson River School, digitizing them, sampling colors, and pulling them out into pixel-like blocks to emphasize the distance between these artists’ 19th century romantic vision of nature, and our contemporary tendency to filter experience (of both nature and culture), through photographic and digital media.


Program IV - Remembrance

Thursday, May 4th, 2017 - Thursday, May 4th, 2017, 8:00PM

Zellerbach Hall
101 Zellerbach Hall #4800 Berkeley, CA 94720

In Berkeley

Set to texts by Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Shostakovitch’s epic masterpiece offers a blistering denunciation of anti-Semitism and other social ills. Babi Yar is the ravine outside Kiev where the Nazis murdered tens of thousands of Ukrainian Jews, yet where Soviet officials refused to erect a monument after the war.

Program:
Shostakovich: Symphony No.13, "Babi Yar"

Conductor/Artists:
Joana Carneiro, conductor
Denis Sedov, Bass Solist
Berkeley Symphony
Marika Kuzma, Chorusmaster
Men's Chorus, to include:
Alumni of the Chamber Chorus of the University of California
Alumni of the Pacific Boychoir Academy
Members of the St. John of San Francisco Russian Orthodox Chorale

SPLENDOUR by Abi Morgan

Friday, June 23rd, 2017 - Sunday, July 23rd, 2017, Tuesdays @ 7pm; Wednesdays - Saturdays @ 8pm; Sundays @ 2pm & 7pm (no performance 6/25 @ 7pm)

Aurora Theatre Company
2081 Addison Street

In Berkeley

In the opulent Presidential Palace of an unnamed country, four women await the arrival of the embattled dictator -- his wife, her best friend, a British journalist, and a translator -- while a revolution grows violent outside. As the political tension escalates, time refracts and earlier scenes replay from different perspectives. Morgan, the award-winning British playwright and screenwriter (The Iron Lady, Suffragette), takes the audience on a breath-taking journey with a fascinating theatricality that is at once compassionate, dispassionate, and probing.

“Abi Morgan has elaborated a play of remarkable intensity and richness. Splendour gleams with ice-cool wit, glistens with the sweat of animal fear.” ~Time Out

Summer Institute 2017-2018 w/ Luna Dance Institute

Friday, July 14th, 2017 - Friday, July 21st, 2017, 9am-5:30 pm

Mills College
5000 MacArthur Blvd.

In Oakland

Summer Institute (SI) July 14-21st, by Application
INVIGORATE YOUR TEACHING-BUILD COMMUNITY-BE CREATIVE & JOYFUL

Now in our seventeenth year, Summer Institute 2017 continues our convening of 6 dance artists and 6 classroom teachers/practitioners together to activate and inspire individual and collective imaginations. Participants will work together to create, expand or improve comprehensive dance education programs.

For 6 days of intensive study in the dance discipline participants explore the elements of dance, creating and implementing standards-based dance lessons, human development zero to 24 years, learning theories, observation skills and more.

Summer Institute is a year-long commitment between participants and Luna Dance Institute. Participants must attend and commit to the following meetings:

• Summer Workshop, July 14-21st, 9-5:30 each day, at Mills College, Oakland, CA
• Midyear Reunion (January 2018) & Gallery Walk (May 2018)
• Regular follow-up coaching and peer reflection throughout the year


For applications email jperena@lunadanceinstitute.org
Applications due April 14, 2017



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