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January 2020

Searching for the Missing: Performance, Forensics, and Democracy

January 30 11:30 am - 1:20 pm

Stanford Dance Studies Colloquium presents Searching for the Missing: Performance, Forensics, and Democracy (a talk by Juan Manuel Aldape Muñoz) which is concerned with the use of forensic anthropology evidence in performances by Mexican artists. Since 2006, the legal-scientific field of forensic anthropology has received much attention to shed light on the overwhelming occurrences of forced disappearances in Mexico. Few studies have analyzed the relationship between performance and forensic practices. Aldape Muñoz evaluates how contemporary dance and performance has become…

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Production | Graduate Repertory 2020

January 30 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

WEEKEND 1THU – SAT, JAN 30 – FEB 1 at 8PM | Nitery Theater in Old UnionEach production runs just under 1 hour with a 5 minute transition between projects. “Women in Waiting”Adapted and Directed by Emma Humphris Women in Waiting is a short performance about women’s experience in immigration detention centers in the United Kingdom. The main character, Samia, is a young and pregnant Syrian woman who struggles to get support and medical attention. She finds little relief in…

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February 2020

First Friday: For Stanford Students

February 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. 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 for Student Outreach, and the Bobbie and Mike Wilsey Fund for Education. Admission Info FREE

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Rite of Spring

February 21 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 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 Hideaki Bunno Gagaku Ensemble”

March 3 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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First Friday: For Stanford Students

March 6 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. 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 for Student Outreach, and the Bobbie and Mike Wilsey Fund for Education. Admission Info FREE

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Dorrance Dance

March 10 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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April 2020

First Friday: For Stanford Students

April 3 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. 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 for Student Outreach, and the Bobbie and Mike Wilsey Fund for Education. Admission Info FREE

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May 2020

Malpaso Dance Company

May 1 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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First Friday: For Stanford Students

May 1 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. 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 for Student Outreach, and the Bobbie and Mike Wilsey Fund for Education. Admission Info FREE

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Shailaja Paik- Brahmanizing Modern India

May 14 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Brahmanizing Modern India: Reform and upper-caste dynamics of discipline and difference in twentieth-century Maharashtra  Dr. Paik’s talk will analyze various processes and politics through which upper-caste Marathi elites debated social and moral reform to modernize public life and public morality for creating a new India in the twentieth century. Drawing upon popular Marathi magazines and newspapers, she will demonstrate that to govern themselves middle-class women and men constituted a new order and Marathi social imaginary, by creating new differentiations and…

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June 2020

First Friday: For Stanford Students

June 5 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. 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 for Student Outreach, and the Bobbie and Mike Wilsey Fund for Education. Admission Info FREE

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October 2020

First Friday: For Stanford Students

October 2 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. 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 for Student Outreach, and the Bobbie and Mike Wilsey Fund for Education. Admission Info FREE

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November 2020

First Friday: For Stanford Students

November 6 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. 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 for Student Outreach, and the Bobbie and Mike Wilsey Fund for Education. Admission Info FREE

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December 2020

First Friday: For Stanford Students

December 4 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. 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 for Student Outreach, and the Bobbie and Mike Wilsey Fund for Education. Admission Info FREE

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