Navigating post-war burdens with deftness in ‘Blues’

It had certainly been a long, long time since Chet Monkawa actually felt lucky. At a lottery earlier that day, he and Earl Worthing — a resident from the San Francisco boarding house Monkawa runs —  entered a raffle for a modern American phenomenon: a brand-new television. Miraculously, they had Read More…

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Video: Berkeley Dance Project 2012: “Beneath The Flesh”

On Saturday, April 21, at Zellerbach Playhouse, the Berkeley Dance Project performed their “Beneath the Flesh” performance. Here is a snippet of the first piece, “Finding the Moon in the Dark Night Sky.” This piece is in honor of girls and women everywhere. Tianzong Jiang filmed this performance.

This week in arts

Film This Friday afternoon, at 3 p.m., the Berkeley Art Museum is hosting Film Forward, a colloquium on the state of film education, curation and criticism. Prominent Bay Area film personalities will be on the panel, including independent filmmakers Tiffany Shlain (“Connected”) and Barry Jenkins (“Medicine for Melancholy”), film journalists Read More…

Attemps on her Life play October 6 2011

Crimp play breaks from tradition

She’s an artist, a writer, a mother and a terrorist. These are but a few descriptions of the elusive main character Anna, who never appears on stage, in Martin Crimp’s experimental play “Attempts on Her Life” performed by the Department of Theater, Dance and Performance studies at the Zellerbach Playhouse. Read More…