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May 29, 2012 > Performance Fusion delivers imagination and creativity

Performance Fusion delivers imagination and creativity

Submitted By Diane Daniel

Performance Fusion, Cal State East Bay's Theatre and Dance Department's annual celebration of performance, will be divided into three distinct programs this year to better reflect the work on all of its majors, including films, two-character plays, monologues, and dance. Programs A and C will be in the University Theatre; Program B will be in the more intimate Studio Theatre, all at the university campus in Hayward.

"The pieces in the University Theatre offer a wide range of subject matter from poetry jams to the plays of David Ives. And, of course, dance, as always, is a crucial part of this program, showing off the creativity of our student choreographers who must bring their pieces from conception to fully realized performances," said Marc Jacobs, associate professor of theatre and dance.

Program A, performed at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 1 and 2, will include "Economic Meltdown," a dance piece by Josynn Mathis; "Mere Mortals," by David Ives, directed by Jordan Battle; "Devastating News," a dance piece by Shawn Hawkins; "English Made Simple," a short play by David Ives, directed by Daniel Banatao; and "All the Way Live," a multi-media dance piece by Sergio Suarez.

Program B, performed at 2 p.m. Sundays, June 3 and 10, includes "Cindy and Julie," a film featuring Sarah Lynn Prince; "Juliet Looks Back," a monologue of an older (and deceased) "Juliet" reflecting on her brief life; "Is It," a dance piece by Jay Lowman; "Bondage," a short play by David Henry Hwang, directed by Janelle Aguirre; "The Rabbit Hole," by David Lindsay-Abaire, featuring Melanie Sutrathada and Joseph Loper; and "A Documentary on the Web Series 'Theatre Class,'" by Karen Fokes, who performs in the series.

Program C, performed at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 8 and 9, includes "Losing My Way," a dance piece by Krystal Bates; "These Powerful Words," a poetry jam compiled by director Tiffinee Walker; "Music Love and Dance," a dance piece by Anthony Johnson; and "The Boor," by Anton Chekhov, directed by Janelle Aguirre.

Tickets may be purchased at for $15 general admission, $10 discounts, and $5 for CSUEB students. Information is available on weekdays at (510) 885-3118. Performance information is available at: Parking is $5 on weekends after 5 p.m. on Friday, and $2 per hour on weekdays.

CSUEB welcomes persons with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodation upon request. Please notify event sponsor in advance at (510) 885-3118 if accommodation is needed.

Performance Fusion
Program A: June 1 and 2 at 8 p.m.
Program B: June 3 and 10 at 2 p.m.
(Studio Theatre)
Program C: June 8 and 9 at 8 p.m.

Cal State East Bay
University Theatre
25800 Carlos Bee Blvd., Hayward
(510) 885-3118
Tickets: $5 - $15

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