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1154 Star Starred
Cal Performances' Zellerbach Hall
Bancroft Way and Telegraph Avenue Berkeley, CA 94720
510-642-9988
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Due to construction, one needs to park near Dana Street and Bancroft and use the free shuttle provided to ferry one to the concert hall
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We ate at Bongo Burgers on Dwight and Telegraph -- VERY tasty burgers!!
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10 reviews
11 stars
attended Apr 01 2014

This is a very dynamic dance company that I have seen before. The program had new choreography that was well worth experiencing.
The Will canal was very fast and the seats were great.

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attended Apr 02 2014

It was a fabulous experience. Not great seats but an amazing show!

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http://calperformances.org/aaadt1314/

Description

Program A (April 1__**)**__**__

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**__**__LIFT__ **

Choreographed by Aszure Barton

This propulsive world premiere by in-demand choreographer Aszure Barton accentuates the vitality and physical prowess of the Ailey Company. Driven by the dancers’ passion, skill and collective power, the work was created over a 5-week developmental process with the entire Company. The percussive score, composed by Curtis Macdonald, is infused with the infectious energy and heart that she observed in her initial encounters with the Ailey dancers. *

Four Corners ****

C__horeographed by Ronald K. Brown**

In Ronald K. Brown’s Four Corners_, 11 dancers depict spiritual seekers amid four angels standing on the corners of the earth, holding the four winds. In creating his fifth commission for the Ailey company since 1999, the celebrated choreographer turned to the song “Lamentations” by his friend, recording artist Carl Hancock Rux. Drawing from West African and modern dance influences, Brown uses grounded, earthy movements to portray figures who are burdened by grief but ultimately find peace, solace, and freedom with the aid of “the angels in their corners” mentioned in Rux’s text.  **_

Revelations__****__

C__****horeographed by Alvin Ailey **

This season celebrates five decades of Ailey’s timeless masterpiece, Revelations, an American classic called a must-see for all people. Ailey said that one of America’s richest treasures was the cultural heritage of the African American – “sometimes sorrowful, sometimes jubilant, but always hopeful.” This enduring classic is a tribute to that heritage and to Ailey’s genius. Using African American religious music –spirituals – this suite fervently explores the places of deepest grief and holiest joy in the soul.

Program B (April 2__**)**__**__

__****___*Night Creature*_

Choreographer: Alvin Ailey

Alvin Ailey’s Night Creature is a bubbly champagne cocktail of a dance, a perfect fusion of Ailey’s buoyant choreography and Duke Ellington’s sparkling music. At once wistful and sassy, it beckons viewers into a nocturnal world populated by jazz babies and night *

__****___*Pas de Duke*_

Choreographer: Alvin Ailey

Pas de Duke is Alvin Ailey’s spirited modern dance translation of a classical pas de deux, originally created in 1976 as a showcase for Judith Jamison and Mikhail Baryshnikov. She was a reigning star of modern dance; he was one of the world’s most famous ballet dancers, having defected from the Soviet Union two years earlier. Ailey made brilliant use of the dancers’ physical and stylistic differences, crafting an elegant, flirtatious work that showed off their exuberance and virtuosity as they engaged in a playful game of one-upmanship.

__**_*D-Man in the Waters (Part I) *_

*Choreographed by Bill T. Jones *

“It is as if Mr. Jones’ movement invention had simply poured out of him.” In this exhilarating work by Kennedy Center Honoree, MacArthur Grant awardee and Tony® Award-winner Bill T. Jones (Fela!, Spring Awakening), rigorous formalism and musicality embody resilience and triumph over loss. The piece captures the infectious energy, innocence and will to survive of a beleaguered generation, and though it deals with sorrow, it maintains a defiantly celebratory tone. **__**__

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__Revelations

Choreographed by Alvin Ailey *

This season celebrates five decades of Ailey’s timeless masterpiece, Revelations, an American classic called a must-see for all people. Ailey said that one of America’s richest treasures was the cultural heritage of the African American – “sometimes sorrowful, sometimes jubilant, but always hopeful.” This enduring classic is a tribute to that heritage and to Ailey’s genius. Using African American religious music –spirituals – this suite fervently explores the places of deepest grief and holiest joy in the soul.

About the Ticket Supplier: Cal Performances

Cal Performances offers audiences the most comprehensive range of high quality, live performances by the world’s greatest artists, both established and emerging. Located on the UC Berkeley campus, this prestigious performing arts presenter invites audiences to enjoy the entertaining and engaging experience of the performing arts from all disciplines and cultures in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.