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August 2014

Acting workshop with Golden Thread

August 31 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Every week for 9 weeks
La Peña Cultural Center,
3105 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Drawing from plays by Middle Eastern and Middle Eastern American playwrights, this 9-week workshop will enhance the participants’ skills in improvisation, scene study and solo performance. The curriculum will begin with 3 sessions focused on improvisation, physical performance techniques, and stock charcaters rooted in Commedia dell Arte. Participants will apply those skills in the next 4 sessions towards dramatic text analysis, building a character, and physical story-telling. The participants will present their scenes at the final session which will be…

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September 2014

Acting workshop with Golden Thread

September 7 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Every week for 9 weeks
La Peña Cultural Center,
3105 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Drawing from plays by Middle Eastern and Middle Eastern American playwrights, this 9-week workshop will enhance the participants’ skills in improvisation, scene study and solo performance. The curriculum will begin with 3 sessions focused on improvisation, physical performance techniques, and stock charcaters rooted in Commedia dell Arte. Participants will apply those skills in the next 4 sessions towards dramatic text analysis, building a character, and physical story-telling. The participants will present their scenes at the final session which will be…

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Acting workshop with Golden Thread

September 14 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Every week for 9 weeks
La Peña Cultural Center,
3105 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Drawing from plays by Middle Eastern and Middle Eastern American playwrights, this 9-week workshop will enhance the participants’ skills in improvisation, scene study and solo performance. The curriculum will begin with 3 sessions focused on improvisation, physical performance techniques, and stock charcaters rooted in Commedia dell Arte. Participants will apply those skills in the next 4 sessions towards dramatic text analysis, building a character, and physical story-telling. The participants will present their scenes at the final session which will be…

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$12.00 - $15.00

BARBARA DANE: A Wild Woman Sings the Blues

September 14 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
La Pena Cultural Center,
3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Sunday, September 14th 8pm (doors 7:30) $12 advance, $15 door BARBARA DANE: A Wild Woman Sings the Blues An evening with living legend Barbara Dane & producer Ian Ruskin This event, celebrating the release of the 2014 radio documentary A Wild Woman Sings the Blues, will feature a couple of songs by Barbara, about 30 minutes of excerpts from the program and a Q&A with Barbara and the producer Ian Ruskin. Barbara Dane: folk singer, blues singer, jazz singer, social activist, wife, mother, world traveler,…

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Acting workshop with Golden Thread

September 21 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Every week for 9 weeks
La Peña Cultural Center,
3105 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Drawing from plays by Middle Eastern and Middle Eastern American playwrights, this 9-week workshop will enhance the participants’ skills in improvisation, scene study and solo performance. The curriculum will begin with 3 sessions focused on improvisation, physical performance techniques, and stock charcaters rooted in Commedia dell Arte. Participants will apply those skills in the next 4 sessions towards dramatic text analysis, building a character, and physical story-telling. The participants will present their scenes at the final session which will be…

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Acting workshop with Golden Thread

September 28 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week for 9 weeks
La Peña Cultural Center,
3105 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Drawing from plays by Middle Eastern and Middle Eastern American playwrights, this 9-week workshop will enhance the participants’ skills in improvisation, scene study and solo performance. The curriculum will begin with 3 sessions focused on improvisation, physical performance techniques, and stock charcaters rooted in Commedia dell Arte. Participants will apply those skills in the next 4 sessions towards dramatic text analysis, building a character, and physical story-telling. The participants will present their scenes at the final session which will be…

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October 2014
$30.00 - $50.00

9th Annual Bay Area Flamenco Festival- direct from Spain featuring JOSE MENDEZ, MARI PEÑA & ANTONIO MOYA

October 9 @ 8:00 pm
La Pena Cultural Center,
3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

9th Annual Bay Area Flamenco Festival presents An evening of Gypsy flamenco guitar and cante direct from Spain featuring JOSE MENDEZ, MARI PEÑA & ANTONIO MOYA Premium seating: $50 General seating: $30 José Méndez was born into the legendary Méndez clan of Gypsy flamenco singers from Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. A direct descendant of La Paquera, he is the grandson of the festero “El Pili” and a cousin of Bay Area favorite, Kina Méndez. A member of Cristina Hoyo’s company…

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We have so many classes that we can not fit them in the calendar.  Please follow this link to our classes