A dynamic contemplation of human existence in time provides the context for a remarkable evening of movement when the UC Davis Department of Theatre and Dance presents Time Is Passing By, created by the distinguished choreographer John Jasperse.
Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” is performed by the undergraduate acting company of Professor Peter Lichtenfels’ DRA 122B class on March 3-6 in Wright Hall’s Arena Stage. This is a new take on the so-called ‘world’s greatest love story,’ calling forward the subtext of disillusioned youth in conflict with hierarchy and authority. This performance is completely supported by the work achieved in the class and opens a window into the world of performance education at an advanced level.
Thu-Sat, Mar. 3-5, performances begin at 8pm, Sun, Mar. 6 is a 2pm matinee.
This is the second event of a three-part dance series that brings the audience into the performance process. The unique formatting of this show provides the viewer an opportunity to see works in various stages of conception and development. Follow the evolution of an artist over the course of the year or watch new choreographers put their work on display; there will be new choreography from the students featured in the last series, as well as new students presenting dance works.
In the unique voice of choreographer Raissa Simpson (“Pushing The Standard” – San Francisco Chronicle), Dancing in Sepia becomes an eloquent examination of racial representations on stage. Through probing permutations of past imagery, resistance, inter-culturalism and Afrofuturism, Simpson’s rolling set design adds to a stunning sensory landscape for the dancers of UC Davis.
March 11, 2016 - 7:30pm - March 13, 2016 - 7:30pmMarch 13, 2016 - 2:00pmGreg Pierotti
Departing from where the headlines and media coverage left off, Greg Pierotti’s B-More asks residents of Baltimore to tell their stories. A multitude of perspectives from youth, elders, activists, educators, police officers, and the friends and neighbors of Freddie Gray all examine, defend, or defy the racist structures that caused yet another death of a black American citizen in an incident of police violence in their community.