Dance Studies Working Group UC Berkeley

New DSWG website!

In Uncategorized on August 21, 2013 at 10:13 pm

DSWG has launched a new website at

We will no longer be using this blog for our working group updates. Check out the new site!



DSWG October events: Sabar in the Studio @ UC Berkeley

In Uncategorized on October 20, 2011 at 11:00 pm
Greetings DSWG community,
This month's "meetings" will take place in the form of a workshop and a demonstation.
Sabar in the Studio
Workshop: Sunday, October 23 at 1pm
Demonstration: Thursday, October 27 at 4pm
Bancroft Studio, UC Berkeley campus

Join Cir Bye, expert in the Senegalese communal dance form known as Sabar, and
Khadim Niang, noted Sabar drummer, in two unique events: Learn Sabar through a
three-hour dance & drumming public workshop on October 23, then join Cir Bye on
October 27 as he demonstrates and discusses this unique and beautiful collaboration
between the dancer, the drummer, and the audience. Bye and Niang's performances are
part of a three-week residency  supported in part by the University of California
Institute for Research in the Arts. 

Workshop participants limited to 40. Participants under 18 years of age need to
bring a completed risk waiver form. Reserve Space by Email at

Demonstration seating is first-come, first serve at the door. Be sure to arrive at
least 1/2 hour in advance of the demonstration.

Sept. Meeting with Prof. SanSan Kwan and Dancer/Choreographer Lenora Lee

In Uncategorized on September 19, 2011 at 4:31 am

September Meeting:

A special welcome to new TDPS faculty member, Professor SanSan Kwan;

A conversation with CounterPULSE artist-in-residence, Lenora Lee

Wednesday, September 21

6 – 8 PM

Dwinelle Annex Room 126, UC Berkeley campus

Join us in welcoming Professor SanSan Kwan to TDPS, DSWG and UC Berkeley! This evening’s meeting will feature Professor Kwan, who will discuss her research in Chinese diasporic performance.  CounterPULSE artist-in-residence Lenora Lee will also join us and provide us the opportunity to ask questions about her work. This will be a great opportunity to learn about Professor Kwan’s exciting research and Lenora Lee’s intriguing artistic work.