Stan Lai’s The Peach Blossom Land
Celebrated Chilean author Allende joins in conversation with theater maker and playwright Svich about Allende’s The House of the Spirits in its many iterations: the novel, the play, and an upcoming staged performance at UC Berkeley.
Nivas, codirector of the Chhandam School of Kathak and cofounder of the Leela Dance Collective, talks about her experiences as an artist, choreographer, educator, and entrepreneur of Indian classical dance.
Playwright/director Lai and visual artist/designer Woodall engage in conversation about the idea of organic design and how it plays out in Lai’s A Dream Like a Dream and in Ago, an upcoming play being created at Berkeley.
Lai discusses the unique process he used to create The Village, one of the most celebrated plays of the recent Chinese theater.
Composer López discusses Dreamer, an oratorio for orchestra, chorus, and soprano exploring the immigrant experience, which will be presented by Cal Performances this March.
Barnes, curator emerita at BAMPFA, discusses the life and legacy of Hans Hofmann and details the process of curating the museum’s major retrospective of Hofmann’s work.
Dancer/Choreographer Akram Khan speaks with Cal Performances’ interim artistic director Rob Bailis.
Thomas Wood delivers a talk drawing on her decades-long experience in dance, including her career as a performer and teacher with the Martha Graham Company and as founder of the dance program at UC Berkeley.
The dance and theater artist talks about how Buddhist philosophy has changed his working method from a preordained “vision” to a process of discovery.
Playwright and director Zimmerman—whose play Metamorphoses appears at Berkeley Rep this season—joins Arts + Design Thursdays series cocurator Lai to discuss adaptation as a theatrical method.
US-born, Taiwan-based playwright and director Lai introduces this season’s Arts + Design Thursdays series, which he cocurated.
Lai’s award-winning film adaptation of his own play radically challenges the principles of filmed theater with a tale of two Taiwanese theatrical productions that collide and merge.