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May 2019

Intercollegiate Taiko Invitational: North American Taiko Artists’ Showcase

May 25 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This is the first concert of a two-part concert series hosted by Stanford Taiko, in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Intercollegiate Taiko Invitational (ITI). First established in 1995, ITI has grown into an annual two-day conference that brings together over 180 collegiate taiko players, who will have the opportunity to learn from and play with professional players on the vanguard of North American taiko. This concert will showcase the performances of several taiko pioneers, as well as many…

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Intercollegiate Taiko Invitational: Collegiate Taiko Showcase

May 26 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

This is the second concert of a two-part concert series hosted by Stanford Taiko, in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Intercollegiate Taiko Invitational (ITI). First established in 1995, ITI has grown into an annual two-day conference that brings together over 180 collegiate taiko players, who will have the opportunity to learn from and play with professional players on the vanguard of North American taiko. This second concert will be a showcase of the many collegiate groups attending ITI.…

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June 2019

First Friday: For Stanford Students

June 7 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Enjoy a night out at the Cantor on the First Friday of the month during the academic year, with evenings full of art-making, music, and special performances. Study Hall: Celebrate the beginning of exams at the Cantor: quiet study spaces in the galleries, artmaking bar, and free coffee and donuts. This program is organized by the Cantor Arts Center and made possible through the generous support of the Joan and John Jay Corley Fund for Performance, the Kenneth D. Brenner family Fund…

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October 2019

Contemplation By Design Summit

October 29 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

Free events will be offered Oct. 29 – Nov. 7, 2019 to further balance, tranquility, resilience, and creative excellence. CBD Summit participants will have the opportunity to take a break from their high-level output of productivity and innovation in order to rest and renew the mind-body-spirit. The full 2019 Summit schedule will be posted at: http://contemplation.stanford.edu/summit.php. Registration will open on September 10, 2019. All events are FREE. Contemplation By Design is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, campus-wide program cultivating resileince, well-being and…

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November 2019

Minorities

November 1 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

by Company Red Virgo Minorities (少數民族)—a work by “boy wonder” choreographer Yang Zhen (楊朕)—includes a cast of actors, dancers, and a singer who hail from Tibet, Xinjiang, Inner Mongolia, and Europe. It is the final installment of Zhen’s trilogy of works that examine society roles and class divisions in China. A coproduction of the Taipei Arts Festival and Dance Munich, Minorities explores how minority identities in China fit (or don’t fit) in the narrative of a harmonious One China.

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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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March 2020

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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