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MFA Dance Thesis I:

a dance performance directed by Marcos Duran

Show dates:  Jan. 23, 24 & 25 @ 7:30pm

Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre

About the Performance

Director and performer Marcos Duran embraces an experimental attitude toward the making of physical theatre in this journey through The Underground. Inspired by a surrealistic novel in collage by Max Ernst, Une Semaine De Bonté ou Les Sept Éléments Capitaux (A Week of Kindness or The Seven Deadly Elements), the bizarre, interwoven narratives of Haruki Murakami's novels, Hard-Boiled Wonderland and The End of the World and Kafka on the Shore, and Jean Renoir's 1939 cinematic French social satire La Règle du Jeu (The Rules of the Game), this performance will seek to create worlds within worlds of physical and emotional expression.

About the Director

Marcos Duran is a second-year MFA Dance student. From 2012-2017, he directed, choreographed, and performed in the Brooklyn-based Marcos Duran Performance Group. He has been invited to share work in New York City venues such as Movement Research at The Judson Church, La MaMa Experimental Theater, 92nd St Y, Dixon Place, and Center For Performance Research. In addition to sharing his work throughout California, Marcos is a 2013-2017 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Artist in Residence at Center for Performance Research. He holds a BFA in Dance from UC Santa Barbara, Pilates Apparatus/Mat certifications, and is an ongoing student practitioner of CranioSacral Therapy.

Director's Statement

coming soon

The Cast

coming soon
The Creative Team

Director – Marcos Duran
Production Stage Manager – Jacob Halpern-Weitzman
Scenic Designer –  Miranda Friel
Costume Designer –  Natalie Barshow
Lighting Designer –  Justin Beets
Sound Designer –  John Burnett
Media/ Projection Designer –  John Burnett
Assistant Lighting Designer –  Brady Comenduley

Performances Parking & Location

Located at: Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre

Parking Passes Required daily.
Weeknight passes are $2 per vehicle from the vending machines located in the UC San Diego Theatre District/La Jolla Playhouse parking lots and entry display case. Please remember your parking space number. You will need it to purchase your parking pass.

There is no free parking in the campus parking lots on the weekends; parking permits are required on the weekend. There are no-cost and low-cost parking options:
    • Park in the "Weekend Free Lot" at P782 and walk,
      bike, scoot or - shuttle to your final destination.
    • Purchase parking through the Parkmobile app or
      campus parking pay stations. You will receive the
      first hour for free and additional time costs just
      $1.50 per hour.
    • If you are parking for more than three hours, you
      can save by purchasing a one-day "D" permit for
      just $4. (D permits are valid in A, B, S, and V
      spaces on the weekend unless there are signs
      indicating otherwise.) Just use the Parkmobile app
      and enter zone number 4761.
    • Skip one-day permits altogether and purchase
      unlimited night and weekend parking for $20/month.

Note: Machines take all major credit cards except Discover and when paying with cash you must use exact change, NO CHANGE GIVEN.


Cars without permits are subject to ticketing by UCSD Campus Police. The Theatre & Dance Department does not have the authority to waive and cannot pay parking tickets.



Jan. 23

Jan. 24

Jan. 25
7:30 pm     OPENING

7:30 pm

7:30 pm     CLOSING

Advance tickets for this production are available only online through the "Click here for tickets" button above. You can purchase tickets online on your phone the night of at the theatre.

At-the-Door tickets, if available, can be purchased one hour before show time at the performing theatre’s box office.

You can also leave a message at  858-822-3152 with questions and we will get back to you.

General Admission: $20
UCSD Faculty/Staff/Alumni Association, and Seniors (over 62): $15
UCSD Students/UCSD Alumni Association (with ID): $10

Please note: No late seating; no refunds.

Theatre & Dance Faculty, Staff & Majors Only >>


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