Winter Events

   Calender  2022  

Virtual Performances

Alvin Ailey

Streaming Online

Saturday January 29th

Yamoto: The Drummers of Japan
Cal Performances, Zellerbach Theatre
Berkeley CA

2021 Best of Gigmasters


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Alvin Ailey American Dance Company

is moving online.

“Ailey for All” will offer videos of performances starting Monday with its most well-known work, “Revelations.” Full length performances will then stream Thursdays, and clips made by dancers at home will be included in a series called #TheShowMustGoOn.

And for those who want to learn moves while in isolation, the company will have classes on social media in styles from beginner ballet to samba.


The captivating Yamato drummers visit from Nara Prefecture, the cradle of Japanese civilization, with a powerhouse program of traditional taiko drumming. Playing massive drums built from animal skins and ancient tree trunks, the troupe’s youthful and energetic drummers channel the heartbeat and spirit of their homeland.

Yamato’s newest program, Tenmei (the name translates as “destiny”), is brought to life through the performers’ theatrical fire and unparalleled musical discipline and focus. “This is a show of unbridled enthusiasm, much humour and great musical variety” (The Scotsman, UK).

Funding made possible by The Henri and Tomoye Takahashi Charitable Foundation.

Copy of Best of Award Announcement - Soc

Ethnic Arts Institute International's resident performing arts ensemble--Hula Manu O'o has been selected for the 2020 Best of Gigmasters Award in the Hawaiian Dance category .

Each year, Gigmasters/The Bash identifies performing artists that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and entertainment category.

These are local companies that enhance the positive image of organizations through diversity, service to their customers and our community.