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CAL Performances Announces Its 2015-16 Season


There are a lot of ways to stand out in a crowd.

Make loud noises, dress up in colorful costumes, act outrageous, whisper seductively, coil your body into unique and nearly grotesque positions, invite friends from other countries who contrast the local population to join you, do something radical.

Announcing its 2015-16 season, presenter CAL Performances is doing all of the above. After all, it’s not easy in the Bay Area’s crowded arts scene to holler “Get over here!” loud enough to get San Franciscans and East Bay folks to parade over bridges or through tunnels to Berkeley RADICAL. Yes, the season even bears an audaciously acronymic title, which stands for Research and Development Initiative in Creativity, Arts, Learning. The idea is to braid disparate elements — audiences, students, artists, the 100-year-old U.S. National Park Service, Bach, Beethoven and more — into a sturdy ladder of discovery and exploration.

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