Artist Conversation with Ashley Wheater and Yoshihisa Arai

Cal Performances Executive and Artistic Director Jeremy Geffen sits down with Artistic Director Ashley Wheater and choreographer/principal dancer Yoshihisa Arai of the Joffrey Ballet to discuss the fitting timing of Joffrey’s return to Berkeley, the diversity and themes of the program, the evolution from dancer to choreographer, how the pandemic influenced new and reimagined pieces, and more in this Beyond the Stage artist talk.

This artist conversation video is presented in conjunction with The Joffrey Ballet’s Cal Performances 2021/22 visit Mar 4–6.

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