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Staff PickSpectrum Dance Theater

February 9 - 10

| $63 - $68
Spectrum Dance Theater

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Nearly 50 years ago, two towering public figures—African-American author James Baldwin and white anthropologist Margaret Mead—sat together and recorded an epic and intimate seven-and-a-half-hour conversation about race in America. Now, visionary choreographer Donald Byrd and renowned playwright Anna Deavere Smith collaborate to bring that conversation into the present moment, in a new dance-theater work performed by Byrd’s acclaimed Spectrum Dance Theater. A Rap on Race, named after the book published from a transcript of that meeting, combines text with movement and music to communicate the complexities of talking about race, at a time when that conversation is as necessary as ever. “It evokes a whole roiling nation caught in the cobwebs of history…”

Details

Start:
February 9, 2018
End:
February 10, 2018
Cost:
$63 - $68
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Website:
http://bit.ly/2hDjPjG

Venue

Cal Performances
Phone:
510.642.9988
101 Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
Website:
calperfs.berkeley.edu/

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Additional Shows/Times?
Yes
Comments/Notes
3 Shows

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