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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.

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Upcoming President's Speaker Series:

  • David Hedwig - Monday, April 27 (to be confirmed)

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):

Latino MacArthur Fellows

Monday, January 26, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.

CSUMB will be hosting the visit of members of the Latino MacArthur Fellows group known as the MacArturos. Ranging from noted documentary filmmaker Natalia Almada to molecular biologist Eva Harris, these notable fellows will be providing an insight into their influences, inspirations, and practices in a round table discussion.

The MacArturos event is presented by CSUMB President Eduardo Ochoa and Provost Bonnie Irwin, and is also sponsored by Hugo Morales, CSU Trustee and executive director of Radio Bilingue.

MacArturos participating include:

  • Joan Abrahamson, community development leader and director of the Jefferson Institute
  • Natalia Almada, documentary filmmaker
  • Ruth Behar, cultural anthropologist
  • Carlos Bustamante, population geneticist
  • Eva Harris, molecular biologist focused on diseases in Central and South America
  • Rueben Martinez, bookseller
  • Amalia Mesa-Bains, artist, educator and cultural rights advocate
  • Mauricio Miller, social services innovator
  • Hugo Morales, public media leader, migrant rights advocate and Executive Director Radio, Bilingue
  • Maria Varela, community organizer
  • Baldemar Velasquez, farm worker organizer and labor leader
  • Camilo Vergara, documentary photographer

The MacArthur Fellows Program awards five-year, unrestricted fellowships to individuals across all ages and fields who show exceptional merit and promise of continued creative work. It is limited to U.S. citizens and residents.

Faculty who wish their students to attend should notify Amalia Mesa-Bains (amesa-bains@csumb.edu), Professor Emerita and organizer of this event, as it will be open to the public.

For Special Accommodations & ACCESSIBILITY FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES Contact: World Theater, 831-582-4580 or visit http://worldtheater.csumb.edu

For Parking Information Contact: Parking Services at 831-582-3573 or visit http://about.csumb.edu/maps-directions


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):

Coming soon!

...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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