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Joffrey, Cal Performances launch partnership with community events, new works

In 2015, Cal Performances launched “Berkeley RADICAL (Research And Development Initiative in Creativity, Arts and Learning)” which aims “to cultivate the artistic literacy of future audiences and to connect the world’s most innovative artists with the intellectual capital of the UC Berkeley campus,” according to their mission statement.
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Performing arts can facilitate peaceful dialogue and free speech

With the recent high-profile cancellation of Cal Performances’ season-opening performance by the National Youth Orchestra of Venezuela, originally scheduled for the evening of Sept. 21 at the Hearst Greek Theatre, the increasingly uneasy relationship between geopolitics and the arts — and the global issue of free speech — landed directly
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