Christopher Bernard reviews Cal Berkeley Performances’ show 17c

Scene from 17c, by Big Dance Theater BURNING DIARIES   A review by Christopher Bernard   17c Big Dance Theater Zellerbach Playhouse Berkeley, California   Diaries: those curious amalgams of introspection, examination of conscience, honesty (or the lack of it), performance of the self in the mirror of the mind, costumery of the soul, writing […]

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Christopher Bernard reviews ‘Custodians of Beauty’ from Pavel Zustiak and the Palissimo Company at Berkeley’s Zellerbach Hall

THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER     A review by Christopher Bernard For beauty is nothing but the beginning of terror . . . —Rilke Custodians of Beauty Pavel Zuštiak and Palissimo Company Zellerbach Playhouse Berkeley, California One of the many peculiarities of our post-postmodern age (though a clearer term for it would be “hypermodern”) […]

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Poem from Christopher Bernard

W. E. S. Owen: Sambre-Oise Canal, November 4, 1918                           Afterward—little spring become prattling rill                         grown rushing stream through the Shropshire meadows,                         flower-dappled, by damp shade trees                         and fragrant fields littered with picnic laughter,                         brotherly sniping, early loves, later loving, faith                         won, and lost, then won again, and then […]

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Christopher Bernard reviews Sasha Waltz and Guests’ performance of Korper at UC Berkeley’s Zellerbach Hall

THE PERILS OF THE FLESH     Körper Sasha Waltz & Guests Zellerbach Hall Berkeley, California   As part of their much-welcome “Women’s Work” series, Cal Performances recently brought Sasha Waltz & Guests’ provocative dance “Körper” to Berkeley. “Women’s Work,” the latest instalment (titled with definite tongue in cheek) in the “Berkeley RADICAL” series, brings […]

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