Joffrey Ballet: Three Pieces Set to Beach Boys, Prince, and Classical Music
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The last date listed for Joffrey Ballet was Saturday October 6, 2007 / 8:00pm.
Currently at Cal Performances' Zellerbach Hall:
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For over 250 years, Handel's Messiah has stood as one of the most beloved works in classical music history. This year, the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra honors the joyous holiday season with a performance of this monumental celebration of faith and the human experience. The orchestra will be conducted by Nicholas McGegan, who has beautifully interpreted Handel's Messiah for over 20 years. They'll be joined onstage by the Philharmonia Chorale and distinguished guest soloists, who color Handel's various movements with rich tones and passionate intensity. Experience the true meaning of the season at this uplifting concert as you thrill to the blazing trumpets, thundering timpani and a chorus of heavenly voices. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Sara O.
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The pieces were really old and even though I hadn't seen them before, the longest Twyla Tharp piece seemed dated. The juxtaposition between classic ballet and more free form modern dance didn't seem so shocking after so many dance companies have combined these forms for more than 15 years.
Quotes & Highlights
- "It's Joffrey's destiny to dance for the ages" --Chicago Tribune
- Tharp's "Deuce Coupe," set to music by the Beach Boys
- Dean's "Sometimes It Snows in April" from Billboards, set to music by Prince
- Joffrey's "Pas des Déesses," set to a solo piano work by John Field, performed live by Paul Lewis
Celebrating 50 years of peerless dance making—that first tour was conducted from a station wagon and a U-Haul trailer!—the Joffrey Ballet continues to astonish world audiences with its unique blend of brilliant technique and the quintessential American spirit. The Berkeley program features Twyla Tharp's "Deuce Coupe" (1973), the choreographer's carefree classic about teenagers at play, set to the music of the Beach Boys; Laura Dean's "Sometimes It Snows in April," from Gerald Arpino's 1993 production of Billboards, set to the classic song by Prince; and Robert Joffrey's demure and witty "Pas des Déesses," which was featured in that first company season a half century ago.
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