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Big Dance Theater: 17c

December 13, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Big Dance Theater
17c
Conceived and directed by Annie-B Parson
Co-directed by Paul Lazar
Choreographed by Annie-B Parson and the company

For more than two decades, the Obie Award-winning Big Dance Theater has been making uncategorizable, galvanizing work that gleefully undermines genre boundaries. The company’s latest effort is a portrait of Samuel Pepys, the outlandish 17th-century politician whose obsessive, tell-all diaries are a startling precursor to our own social media culture. The ensemble weaves music, dance, video, and text in an exploration—part celebration, part inquisition—of the moral murkiness of Pepys’ legacy as statesman and notorious philanderer, juxtaposing his own writings with the radical feminism of his contemporary, the playwright Margaret Cavendish, and the cult of online annotators at pepysdiary.com.

Approximate run time: 1 hour and 15 minutes without intermission

This event is part of the 2018/19 Berkeley RADICAL programming initiative, Women’s Work. Learn more and watch videos >

Details

Date:
December 13, 2018
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Website:
http://calperformances.org/performances/2018-19/theater/big-dance-theater-17c.php

Organizer

Cal Performances
Phone:
510.642.9988
Email:
tickets@calperformances.org
Website:
https://calperformances.org

Venue

Zellerbach Playhouse
101 Zellerbach Hall, #4800, Berkeley, CA 94720-4800 University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-4800 United States
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Phone:
510.642.9988
Website:
https://calperformances.org