Performances 2023


Music, dance, and other creative actions to inspire you at home.

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Past Events

  • Wednesday, December 6, 7:30 PM

    1972 (Re)Mixtape with Red Fast Luck

    Red Fast Luck (multi-instrumentalists David Boyce and PC Muñoz) present 1972 (Re)Mixtape, radical de-/reconstructions of some of 1972’s greatest songs, with special guest Femi and more!

    Programmed by Sean Carson; Presented in conjunction with the exhibition What Has Been and What Could Be

  • Wednesday, November 8, 7:30 PM

    The Founding of the World Live Performance

    In conjunction with MATRIX 281 / Kenneth Tam: The Founding of the World, this performance explores the ways desire for identity and belonging have intersected with the history of student-led organizations and movements on UC Berkeley’s campus.

  • Wednesday, November 1–Saturday, November 4

    Ewako ôma askiy. This then is the earth.

    A series of open rehearsals with dance artists Ivanie Aubin-Malo and Ceinwen Gobert, led by artist/choreographer Tanya Lukin Linklater, these sessions respond to the cyclical, seasonal, affective, and formal qualities of selected works in Duane Linklater: mymothersside.

    Cosponsored by the Art Research Center

  • Wednesday, October 18, 7:30 PM

    Music and Mathematics

    Leighton Fong and the UC Berkeley Chamber Musicians present a program of music that manifests mathematical structures and approaches. The concert includes works by Iannis Xenakis and Philip Glass, among others, performed by talented UC Berkeley students in response to #11, 1/6/21–6/26/26.

  • Friday, October 6, 6 PM

    Self_Less with ensemble PHASE

    Self_Less is a multipart series of musical works examining our “sense of self” while questioning the uniformity of these perceived feelings. Composer Edward Shocker brings together a cross-cultural collaborative team featuring performance group ensemble PHASE from Korea, experimental film projectionist Keith Evans, and playwright Erik Ehn.

  • Wednesday, September 6, 7:30 PM


    Unfretted is a Carnatic trio featuring chitravina (a rare Indian instrument with ancient origins), violin, and mridangam (a South Indian two-headed drum). The three musicians—Vishaal Sapuram, Sruti Sarathy, and Akshay Anantapadmanabhan—possess a deep and sensitive understanding of the Carnatic form, which they channel through a fresh, imaginative, and unbridled vision of collaborative music making.

    Programmed by Sarah Cahill

  • Sunday, June 11, 3 PM

    MFA 2023 Screenings and Performance

    Film and performance works, part of the 53rd Annual Berkeley MFA Exhibition

  • Wednesday, April 5, 7:30 PM

    Full: Radical Divination

    During this event by composer and visual artist Gino Robair, papermakers create a score for an operatic work. That score then serves as a platform for interpretation by an ensemble of musicians.

    Programmed by Sean Carson

  • Sunday, March 26, 3:30 PM

    Shawl-Anderson Dance Center

    Berkeley’s own Shawl-Anderson Dance Center presents all four of its teen performance groups. Each group has worked with a professional Bay Area artist to create original choreographed works that highlight the technique and performance skills of the young dancers.

  • Felwine Sarr
    Thursday, February 23, 5:30 PM

    CANCELED: Felwine Sarr: Music, Freedom, Africa

    A conversation with Felwine Sarr and a musical performance by him.

    Co-organized by the International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs

  • Sunday, February 5, 7:30 PM

    Full: The Hunger Moon

    Coraza performs. Poets Rachelle Escamilla, Lourdes Figueroa, and Leticia Hernández-Linares pay homage to love.

    Programmed by MK Chavez