​ Dance Studies Working Group present Reggie Wilson

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Dance Studies Working Group present
Reggie Wilson
 
Thursday, September 213-4pm with reception to follow
Geballe Room, Stephens Hall, UC Berkeley
Free and open to the public
 
In collaboration with Cal Performances
Co-sponsored by the Townsend Center for Humanities
 
As part of a yearlong series of programming at Cal Performances, the Joining Generations series will feature the work of four generations of African American choreographers who have expanded the boundaries of contemporary dance. This inaugural discussion will feature choreographer Reggie Wilson in conversation with Prof. Brandi Wilkins Catanese (Depts. of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies and African American Studies) and explore how issues of ancestry and legacy factor into Wilson’s work. 
 
Reggie Wilson makes rich, sensual, complex dances that vibrate with the layered histories of the African diaspora. Receiving its California premiere at Cal Performances, his full-length Moses(es) is inspired by Zora Neale Hurston’s vernacular retelling of the biblical Moses story and combines his own experiences traveling to North Africa to understand the migration of Africans with extensive research into black culture, movement, and spiritual traditions. The result is a powerful investigation of the nature of leadership – who leads? who follows? – in our contemporary culture. 
 
Special Offer: $20 Tickets to see Moses(es)
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Up next at DSWG:
 
Prospectus Working Session: Juan Manuel Aldape and Randi Evans
Thursday, October 125-7pm
Dwinelle 44B (TDPS Seminar Room) | UC Berkeley
Wednesday, November 85-7pm
Center for Latino Policy Research | UC Berkeley
 
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