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Cal Performances' 2017/18 season provides compelling opportunities to engage with the performing arts, including special programs designed to explore this season's Berkeley RADICAL themes of Joining Generations, Blurring Boundaries, and Vaulting Walls. We invite you to engage with the world's most innovative artists, immerse yourself in the intricacies of a single event or a body of work, and engage with passionately realized performances built around stories of our common humanity. 

Unless otherwise noted, public programs are free and open to the public. Follow the links to scheduled events, and remember to check back for added events and registration throughout the season.


Expand your experience by taking part in campus, community, and audience engagement opportunities related to the events on our season, many of which are free and open to the public. Opportunities to engage include pre- and post-performance discussions, public forums, master classes, dance workshops, and much more. 

Berkeley RADICAL 2017/18

Borders. Boundaries. Boxes. The world seems preoccupied with creating, strengthening, defining, and defending them.

At Cal Performances, we believe in the unique power of the performing arts to transcend boundaries and barriers, and in doing so, unlock the vast potential of the human spirit.

Join us as Berkeley RADICAL 2017/18 takes an in-depth look at artists, works, and ideas that challenge boundaries of all types—of genre, of time, of convention, and most importantly, of our understanding of ourselves.

Explore the work of four generations of African-American choreographers who have redefined the boundaries of contemporary dance. Each speaks profoundly, deliberately, and uniquely to issues of personal identity.
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These artists are dissolving the very boundaries of their art forms, creating performances that cut across cultures and disciplines, accepted definitions of classical and contemporary, and even time and space.
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These artists boldly challenge us to expand our understanding of the world around us, to vault past the limitations of conventional thought and break through barriers that separate us.
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Fri, May 4 Post-performance "Catharsis Café"
Join fellow audience members for a post-performance discussion and reception.

Free to ticket holders.

Please note that the post-performance "Catharsis Cafe" previously scheduled for Saturday is now cancelled.

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