Thursday, September 7, 2017

Call for participants!

DSWG is collaborating with Cal Performances and their “Joining Generations” program which will feature the work of African-American choreographers Reggie Wilson, Camille A. Brown, Donald Byrd, and Robert Battle (Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater). Over the course of the year DSWG members will have the opportunity to join each of these esteemed choreographers in an intimate discussion regarding race, legacy, and tradition in dance with Professor Brandi Catanese (TDPS, African American Studies).

The events will be open to the public, however, we are looking for a small cohort of DSWG members (~12 individuals) who can commit to attending each event, a total of four over the year, so as to create a through line across the conversations. In exchange for participating, cohort members will receive one free ticket to each performance. Please note the sessions will be recorded and shared on the Cal Performances website. The dates are as follows:

DSWG session: Thursday, 9/21/17, Geballe Room, Stephens Hall, 3:00-4:00pm

DSWG session: Friday, 12/8/17, UC Berkeley Durham Theater, 3:00-4:00pm

DSWG session: Tuesday, 2/6/18, (exact time and location TBD)

DSWG session: Tuesday, 4/10/18, UC Berkeley (exact time and location TBD)

If you are interested in being a part of this cohort, please email us at We will accept individuals on a first come, first serve basis.