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February 2020

Rite of Spring

February 21, 2020 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Yang Liping  Chinese dance legend and renowned choreographer Yang Liping—a 2018 judge on So You Think You Can Dance: China—brings her stunning reimagining of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring to Stanford. A product of her native Chinese culture intermingled with the Tibetan concept of nature and life, Liping’s Rite of Spring spins an abstract legend of the path of salvation embodied by the sacrificial peacock. Through spectacular set design and exquisite costumes, the production creates a distinctive universe where time, space, and life coexist in endless…

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Production | “Everybody” By Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

February 27, 2020 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

FEB 27-29 + MAR 5-7 at 8PM | Roble Studio Theater | Tickets $5-$15 — On Sale JAN 27 TAPS Winter Main Stage, Everybody, is a 2018 Pulitzer Prize-nominated play by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, directed by TAPS Artistic Director Prof. Michael Rau. This modern riff on the fifteenth-century morality play Everyman follows Everybody (chosen from amongst the cast by lottery at each performance) as they journey through life’s greatest mystery—the meaning of living. Tickets On Sale January 27.

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March 2020

“Court Music and Dances from Japan: A Gagaku Performance by The Hideki Bunno Gagaku Ensemble”

March 3, 2020 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Maestro Hideaki Bunno, former Director of the Gagaku Orchestra at the Tokyo Imperial Palace and living national treasure of Japan, brings to California his new Gagaku ensemble, composed of former directors of the Imperial Palace Orchestra as lead instrumentalists as well as major Gagaku musicians from all over Japan. Maestro Bunno is the 36th generation of a family that has transmitted the art of the shō (a type of mouth organ, an instrument unique to Gagaku) for more than 1300…

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Dorrance Dance

March 10, 2020 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

SOUNDspace  Michelle Dorrance began dancing at age four and hasn’t stopped. She tapped with STOMP and Savion Glover, then became a solo artist, win-ning accolades from top critics around the world before forming her own company in 2011. Dorrance’s shows are known to pack a house—and her SOUNDspace troupe will bring 11 impressive tappers, a pianist, and a stage full of innovative excitement to Bing Concert Hall.

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May 2020

Malpaso Dance Company

May 1, 2020 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Cuba’s hottest contemporary dance company shares a little slice of Havana in a sparkling program of movement and music. Based in Havana and founded by Osnel Delgado, Dailedys Carrazana, and Fernando Saéz, 10 talented young dancers from Cuba’s premiere dance schools and compa-nies create work that embodies the country’s rich dance tradition and illuminates the untapped passion that defines Cuban life. Malpaso Dance Company is an Associate Company of Joyce Theater Productions.

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