DSWG Events


DSWG is gearing up for next year and have some exciting events on the horizon. One of those is a collaboration 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:


Reggie Wilson’s Fist and Heel Performance Group / Moses(es)

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


Camille A. Brown & Dancers / BLACK GIRL Linguistic Play

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


Donald Byrd’s Spectrum Dance Theater / Rap on Race

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


Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Robert Battle, Artistic Director

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 dswgberk@gmail.com. We will accept individuals on a first come, first serve basis.

Also, please check out our website for more information about other upcoming events this fall! We look forward to seeing you soon!


Randi, Aparna, and Juan Manuel