World Theater Performing Arts Series & President's Speaker Series (Spring 2015):

San Jose Taiko

Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.

For over 40 years, San Jose Taiko has mesmerized audiences with the powerful, spellbinding and propulsive sounds of the taiko drums. Inspired by traditional Japanese drumming, SJT company performers express the beauty and harmony of the human spirit through the voice of the taiko as they strive to create new dimensions in music and movement. With fully choreographed, theatrical performances, SJT combines the traditional rhythms of Japan with other world rhythms, including African, Brazilian, Filipino, Latin, and jazz percussion, while resonating with the Asian soul in America. Nationally recognized for its artistic excellence, San Jose Taiko uses the power and beauty of taiko to transcend cultural barriers and foster a greater understanding of Japanese-American culture.

  • Gold Circle: $40
  • General Admission: $29
  • Senior/Military: $25
  • CSUMB Staff/Faculty, Alumni: $15
  • Non-CSUMB Students: $15
  • CSUMB Students/Children: $10

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Paul Taylor Dance Company

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

“The American spirit soars whenever Taylor’s dancers dance.” –San Francisco Chronicle

The Paul Taylor Dance Company, established in 1954, is one of the world's most highly respected and sought-after ensembles.

Dance maker Paul Taylor first presented his choreography with five other dancers in Manhattan on May 30, 1954. That modest performance marked the beginning of nearly 60 years of unrivaled creativity, and in the decades that followed, Mr. Taylor became a cultural icon and one of history's most celebrated artists, hailed as part of the pantheon that created American modern dance.

  • Gold Circle: $40
  • General Admission: $29
  • Senior/Military: $25
  • CSUMB Staff/Faculty, Alumni: $15
  • Non-CSUMB Students: $15
  • CSUMB Students/Children: $10

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Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles

Wednesday, April 29th and Thursday, April 30th (2015) at 7:30 p.m.

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Enriching the mariachi forum as America's all female mariachi ensemble, Reyna de Los Angeles bring sensitivity, beauty, warmth and an attractive perspective to the realm of Mexico's musical heritage.

  • Gold Circle: $40
  • General Admission: $29
  • Senior/Military: $25
  • CSUMB Staff/Faculty, Alumni: $15
  • Non-CSUMB Students: $15
  • CSUMB Students/Children: $10

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Dr. Manuel Pastor

"America Fast Forward? Demographic Shifts, Economic Challenges, and the Future of California"

Friday, January 30, 2015 at 3:30 p.m.

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The social and economic changes in California in the last few decades essentially foreshadowed what is now happening in the nation as a whole; indeed, the demographic change in the state between 1980 and 2000 is what the U.S. is projected to experience between 2000 and 2050. In our passage, rising immigration, widening inequality, and a strained fiscal system challenged the state (and now the nation) but we are now at a critical turnaround as our demography stabilizes, our economy catches its breath, and public finances are finally on (slightly) firmer ground.

What's ahead for the Golden State? How do we insure economic, social and environmental sustainability for the next generation of Californians? And what are the lessons for a nation that experiences widening divides by income, geography and politics?

** Reservations are encouraged as seating is limited and on a first come, first serve basis. For disability accommodations please contact the World Theater at 831.582.4580.


Leo R. Chavez - Professor of Anthropology UC Irvine

"Why Immigration Reform is so Difficult to Achieve"

Friday, March 27, 2015 (Time to be determined)

Dr. Chavez has studied immigration for more than 25 years. He has conducted numerous studies on immigrant families, motives for migration, labor market participation, social integration and access to medical services.

He is the author of Shadowed Lives: Undocumented Immigrants in American Society; Covering Immigration: Popular Images and the Politics of the Nation; and The Latino Threat: Constructing Immigrants, Citizens, and the Nation.

** Reservations are encouraged as seating is limited and on a first come, first serve basis. For disability accommodations please contact the World Theater at 831.582.4580.

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Upcoming President's Speaker Series:

  • David Helvarg, Executive Director, Blue Frontier Campaign - Marine Conservation, Monday, April 27
     

Performing Arts Series Fall 2014:

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Paul Saffo
"Innovators, upstarts and mythmakers:
the deep origins of Silicon Valley"

Other Upcoming Events at the World Theater (Spring 2015):

The Vagina Monologues

February 12 - 14, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.

The play's staging at CSUMB is part of this year's V-Day campaign. V-Day's mission: to celebrate women and girls and to stop the sexual violence being perpetrated against them all over the world. V-Day has raised millions of dollars since it started over 15 years ago and has been named one of Worth Magazine's "100 Best Charities."

V-Day has grown exponentially, from an underground feminist event to a mainstream media one. Benefit performances are scheduled around the world in connection with Valentine's Day. The CSUMB production is put on by EMPOWER, a student organization that educates the community about violence against women. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to local organizations working to do just that.

This year's production will feature new monologues. Parents, please note the mature content and adult themes of the play.

Tickets may be purchased at the box office 10:00AM - 4:00PM, online or by calling 582-4580.

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Other Campus Performing & Visual Arts Events (Spring 2015):

Enjoy Live Music and Restore Fort Ord! (Off Campus)

Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.

Since 1994 Return of the Natives has worked with community volunteers and the BLM to restore and revitalize Fort Ord. In 2012, Fort Ord became a national monument due to its ecological and historical importance.

Volunteers are invited to come and enjoy the scenery, plant native plants, and help restore the natural beauty of Fort Ord National Monument.

Enjoy a live Dixieland Jazz band! Everyone is welcome! A great family activity that is
FREE. Tools, water and snacks provided plus Live Local Music.

Wear sturdy footwear and plenty of layers. Bring your community service forms to get hours.

Directions: Follow BLM Special Event signs from a) the intersection of Imjin Rd. and Reservation Rd. in Marina or b) the Lightfighter Dr. exit off of Highway 1 (main CSUMB exit).

For more information contact Alyssa Schaan by email aschaan@csumb.edu or call 831-582-3686.

Volunteer groups of 10 or more please RSVP.

*If under the age of 18 please have your parent or guardian sign the attached waiver prior to the event.

*Weather Policy: The event will be postponed only if it is raining hard on the day of the event. Event postponement will be posted on our website ron.csumb.edu… our facebook page, and a voicemail recording on the 582-3686 line by 8:30am on the day of the event.


Open Mic Night (Student Center - East Lounge)

Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

Sing, dance, rap, recite a poem, or play an instrument! Students and community members will have an opportunity to express themselves at Open Mic Night. This event is sponsored by the Residential Housing Association (RHA).

Event Contact: Sondra 831-582-4779


Anime Club Movie Night (Student Center - Conference Room 120)

Monday, February 2, 2015 at 8:00 a.m.

Join us for our monthly Anime Club Movie Night! This semester we will be watching: "Interlude", "Magical Play", "RWBY", and "Catblue Dynamite".

...Stay tuned for more upcoming events!!!!!!!

 


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KAZU Radio 90.3 FM is the official radio sponsor for the World Theater Performing Arts Series. The World Theater thanks KAZU for their ongoing support.

 


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