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Chinese Contemporary Dance Festival at UC Berkeley Co-sponsored by UCIRA

Dates: Jan 25-Feb 1, 2013
Location: UC Berkeley

Contemporary dance in China is flourishing. At UC Berkeley, we present a series of events to engage with the discourses and practices of Chinese contemporary dance, rethinking how bodies in motion cross and redefine multiple spaces and times. On Friday, Jan 25, Chinese visiting scholar Qing Qing will give a presentation on the state of contemporary dance in China. On Thursday, Jan 31, two independent Chinese choreographers, nunu kong (Shanghai) and Dai Jian (New York) will teach workshops and give a public showing of their respective dance-research. A panel involving nunu kong and dance scholar SanSan Kwan will take place on Friday, Feb 1 as part of the conference “Temporal Shifts: Time Across Contemporary Chinese and Taiwanese Art Practices” organized by The Arts Research Center at UC Berkeley. Don’t miss this opportunity to engage with Chinese contemporary dance in rich and multiple ways!
Festival website: http://ccdfcal.weebly.com

Co-sponsors:
Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies, UC Berkeley
University of California Institute for Research in the Arts
Arts Research Center, UC Berkeley
Center for Chinese Studies, UC Berkeley
Dance Studies Working Group, UC Berkeley

Events Schedule:
Friday, Jan 25, 3-5pm

Dwinelle Annex 126, UC Berkeley
“The State of Contemporary Dance in China,” presentation by Qing Qing (Associate Research Fellow at the Dance Research Institute, National Arts Academy, China & Visiting Scholar in the Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies, UC Berkeley)

Thursday, Jan, 31
Workshops and showing by nunu kong and Dai Jian
11am-12:30pm
Dance workshop led by nunu kong
Zellerbach 170, UC Berkeley (access via Zellerbach Hall stage door, located down the stairs behind the Cal Performances box office)

1-1:30pm
Dance workshop led by Dai Jian
Bancroft Studio, UC Berkeley

4-6pm
nunu kong and Dai Jian present a free public showing
Bancroft Studio, UC Berkeley

(5 spots are open for physical participation and 10 for observation at each workshop. Please email chiayijessiec2@gmail.com to sign up.)

Friday, Feb 1
Museum Theater, UC Berkeley Art Museum (2621 Durant Ave., access via the Sculpture Garden)
nunu kong and Dr. SanSan Kwan (Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies) discuss in a panel at the conference “Temporal Shifts: Time Across Contemporary Chinese and Taiwanese Art Practices” organized by The Arts Research Center (http://arts.berkeley.edu/index.html)

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