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October 2019

Alumni Oral Histories at Reunion Weekend

October 24 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

The Stanford Historical Society (SHS) wants to hear about the Stanford alumni’s experiences of their class. At each Reunion Homecoming Weekend, SHS Oral History Program staff and volunteers conduct interviews for the Stanford Alumni Stories collection. During 2019 Reunion Homecoming Weekend, the Society will focus especially on the experiences of the classes of 1959, 1969, 1994 and 1999, but all alumni are welcome! Interviews will last about 30 minutes. Interview topics include life at student residences, student groups and communities,…

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Open House: Newly acquired medieval and early modern books and manuscripts

October 25 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

On Friday, October 25th, 2019, there will be an Open House featuring newly-acquired manuscripts and rare books in the Barchas Room of the Special Collections Department of Green Library from 11:00am-2:00pm. A particular focus of this event will be a selection of Ottoman manuscripts in Arabic, Turkish, and Persian with Islamic Studies and South Asian Studies curator Ryan Perkins on hand to discuss the strong manuscript traditions in the Islamicate world and the relatively late adoption of print.  In addition,…

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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


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. Admission Info $40

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First Friday: For Stanford Students

November 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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Diwali at Memorial Church

November 2 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm

The Office for Religious Life, along with the Hindu Students Association and Stanford India Association, invites you to join in the Diwali celebrations. All are welcome to attend. Diwali (also known as Deepavali) is an annual Hindu “festival of lights” that celebrates the victory of goodness over evil. Goddess Lakshmi, the goddess of material and spiritual prosperity, is worshipped on this day, and scriptural stories also commemorate the successes of Lord Rama and Lord Krishna on this special day. Hindu…

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REVIVAL: Millennial Remembering in the Afro NOW

November 14 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

REVIVAL: Millennial Remembering in the Afro NOW  By Amara Tabor-Smith, IDA Artist-in-Residence An Afro Futurist, devised dance theater work, inspired by the founding of the Committee on Black Performing Arts (CBPA), which marks its 50th anniversary this year. Utilizing the stories and characteristics of the Yoruba deities known as Orisha, REVIVAL is a multimedia and multi site experience exploring the people and events that have catalyzed movements for social change through time. A non- linear narrative, REVIVAL is driven by…

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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

Gagaku Ensemble Concert

March 3, 2020 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

A Gagaku Ensemble of 17 performers will perform ancient Japanese classical music with strings, winds, percussion, and dances intended for the Imperial Court.

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“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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