Anna Halprin: Parades and Changes

When: Sat., Feb. 16, 7:30-9 p.m. and Sun., Feb. 17, 7:30-9 p.m. 2013

How times change. When choreographer Anna Halprin's company performed Parades and Changes in New York in 1967, its nude sequences resulted in a summons for her arrest. When the dancers performed it at the opening of the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive in 1970, the nudity was simply groovy. And Friday through Sunday, Feb. 15-17, when 92-year-old Halprin restages it at the museum (2626 Bancroft Way, Berkeley), it will be the end of an era -- its last-ever performances and a postmodern ritual honoring both the piece and the building, which will close in 2015. Dancers from around the globe will convene to perform the work, which is loosely choreographed around mundane tasks like unrolling sheets of plastic, dressing, and, it goes without saying, undressing. Original composer Morton Subotnick plays the score live, and a gallery exhibition about Parades and Changes runs through April 21. 7:30 p.m.; $7 Fri., included with museum admission Sat.-Sun. 510-642-0808 or

Claudia Bauer

Price: $10

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