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Theatre and Dance

Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge that our department and the CSUEB campus is on the ancestral land
of the Yrgin Chochenyo Ohlone People. We pay respects to the Ohlone people, past,
present, and future.

 We invite you to reflect on the history of the lands and waterways we are all privileged to gather on. We also invite you to reflect on the legacies of colonization embedded within the technologies we use—how some pieces of technology are not available in many poor, marginalized and Indigenous communities, and how many of our technologies leave a carbon footprint that disproportionally affect poor, marginalized, and Indigenous communities. We invite everyone to take some time to consider our roles in reconciliation, decolonization and allyship.

 To learn more about this land and how to directly support Ohlone people by paying a Shuumi Land Tax: https://sogoreate-landtrust.org/


Our Department

The Theatre and Dance Department has a performance-oriented program offering undergraduate students, unparalleled opportunity to perform in major department productions beginning in their first year. Our campus is the most diverse in the entire CSU system and we have one of the most innovative theatre and dance curriculums in the state.

Former students work professionally and hold teaching positions locally and across the nation in Acting, Dance, Technical Theater, Design and Stage Management.

Single Subject Dance and Theatre Teaching Credential Program

 

Welcome to Cal State East Bay, where your journey to becoming a Theatre or Dance teacher is ready to take off!

Are you a teaching artist excited to train the next generation of performing artists?

Are you tired of seeing talent, creativity and drive dampened by lack of opportunity or access?

Do you believe in the power of public education?

Then join us! We are looking for teachers like you.

To find out more about our Dance and Theatre Credential Program go to our page.

Find out more about our Single Subject Teaching Credential

 

Welcome to our 2022 - 2023 Season!

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INCLUSIVE PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL #2; Oct. 21st - 22nd and 24th, 2022

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A festival of dance, music, theatre, ritual, and food events to explore and celebrate ancestral lineages.  See full schedule below.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21ST  

University Theatre Lobby and Courtyard, 5:00 – 7:00 pm: Center for Disability Justice Research Launch Party with AXIS Dance Company and special guests.  Performances, refreshments, and networking for Disability Justice Culture-Building at CSUEB

University Theatre Lobby and Courtyard, 7:00 – 8:30 pm:  Danza Azteca with Calpulli Ome-Tekpatl: An introduction to Danza Azteca, for people of all abilities and levels of experience. Come dance, drum, witness, and enjoy this powerful community-dance-prayer practice

University Theatre Lobby and Courtyard 8:30 – 9:00 pm:  Inclusive Jewish Dance Shabbat Ceremony with Bruce Bierman

SATURDAY OCTOBER 22ND  

Parking Lot J  10am:  From Lot J to the Music Building: Jaago (Wake-up) Procession led by SNJV and friends

Outdoor stage across from Music Building 10:10 am – 12:00 pm: Multicultural Performances featuring: Saraswathy Lakshmivaraham, IIE Taiko, the Wandering Ensemble, Face Reveal, the CSUEB Dolls, and more

PE 140, Dance Studio  12:00 – 1:00 pm:  Multi-Cultural Workshops: Mohiniyattam with Saraswathy Lakshmivaraham

PE 140, Dance Studio  1:10 – 3:10 pm:  Dancing Away From Oppression-A Partnership Between Movement and Drama Therapy with Stephen Breithaupt

PE 140, Dance Studio  3:20 – 4:20 pm:  Bhangra with Ashmita Tank

PE 140, Dance Studio  4:30 – 5:30 pm:  Dance Like a Doll with Kyle Wallace-Jordan

Studio Theatre, 6:00 – 7:00 pm: Bharata Natyam Performance with Jayanthi Balachandran and collaborators

Studio Theatre, 7:15 – 8:15pm: Earthling (Bharata Natyam performance and a panel discussion on “Gender and the Divine” by Bruce Bierman, Supratim Tulukdar, and guests)

Studio Theatre 8:30 – 9:00 pm: Dance Party with DJ Anik Bapna  

MONDAY, OCTOBER 24TH

Zoom 1:00 – 2:30 pm:  Ask an Able-Bodied Art Promoter: A workshop led by Jacob Lesner-Buxton and Colleagues, bringing together art lovers and artists with disabilities to ask questions of people who help bring art to the public. Questions will be focused on their assumptions about audience members with disabilities, the balance between needing to make money versus creating inclusive programs, and the ethics of booking artists with disabilities year after year at inaccessible venues. Email eric.kupers@csueastbay.edu for zoom link

Zoom 2:30 – 4:30pm:  Workshops and Panel Discussions TBA (stay tuned for details and let us know if you’d like to offer an online event during this time)

Zoom  4:30 – 6:00 pm:  Open meeting for the CSUEB Disability Justice Working Group: Come check out this dynamic group of CSUEB faculty, staff, students, and community members: Learn about the group’s work, network with activists, and debrief about the 2022 Festival. Email eric.kupers@csueastbay.edu for zoom link.

For more information, please visit: http://www.dandeliondancetheater.org/inclusive-performance-festival

 

“CONVERSION”; Nov. 11th – 13th, 2022
World Premiere of a New Comedy!

It’s 2047 and – due to overpopulation – only gay marriage is legal!

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MELT Dance Showcase; Dec. 1st & 2nd, 2022
Original works by Faculty, Staff, and Students in the CSUEB Dance Ensemble.  Directed by Laura Ellis.

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BLACK CHOREOGRAPHERS FESTIVAL 2022:      NEW VOICES/NEW WORKS PROGRAM; Feb. 10th & 11th, 2023
A performance event featuring CSUEB Alumni who are emergent Black Choreographers.


SEDER APOKÁLYPSIS: A MULTI-DIMENSIONAL LIBERATION CEREMONY; Mar. 10th – 19th, 2023
An immersive performance by the Wandering Ensemble in collaboration with diverse groups and artists.


PILIPINX CONSCIOUSNESS NIGHT; April 7th & 8th, 2023
A journey through Pilipinx-American history bridging gaps between our roots and our evolving identities.


DOUBLE BILL: MUSICAL THEATRE SHOWCASE/ “THAT DAY IN TUCSON”; April 28th – 30th, 2023
Songs by our Musical Theatre Majors and the true story of Daniel Hernandez Jr.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Make a donation today to the CSUEB Theatre and Dance Department.
Your donation will go to help productions, travel for department trips for our students, equipment, outreach, guest artists, scholarship funding, and more! 
All of this to benefit the students in our department.

Contact Us

Theatre and Dance Department
  • 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd
  • Robinson Hall Room 220
  • Hayward, CA 94542