Venue Details

475 Star Starred
Cal Performances' Zellerbach Hall
Bancroft Way and Telegraph Avenue Berkeley, CA 94720
510-642-9988
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Clifford Young
Take BART to Downtown BART Station & short walk to Zellerbach Hall.
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Clifford Young
The weather was Rainy. I wore rain gear..
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Reviews & Ratings

80 ratings
4.7 average rating
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75 events
22 reviews
2 stars
attended Mar 28 2008

The principal dancers for this performance were amazing! The whole troupe was so talented and passionate in their dancing. It was so wonderful to watch....

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14 reviews
0 stars
attended Mar 29 2008

A classical executed almost flawlessly.

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13 reviews
6 stars
attended Mar 30 2008

swan lake was beautiful - the dancing was strong, the sets were stunning (particularly the last scene), and the costumes were lovely.

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Website

http://www.calperfs.berkeley.edu/presents/season/2007/dance/tpb.php

Description

In 2006, the great prima ballerina Natalia Makarova thrilled Bay Area audiences with her dazzling new take on Tchaikovsky’s tale of immortal love, choreographing and directing a fully staged production of Swan Lake showcasing Russia’s renowned Tchaikovsky Perm Ballet. Accompanied by full orchestra, and featuring lavish sets and costumes, Makarova’s lovely production returns by popular demand, this year featuring two superstar soloists (Mar 28 and Mar 30) from Europe. Trained in Moscow, Polina Semionova is a principal at the Berlin State Ballet and recently conquered UK audiences as Odette/Odile in memorable performances with the English National Ballet (“dazzlingly seductive—a performance of total confidence and virtuosity,” said the Sunday Times, London). Denis Matvienko, principal guest dancer with the Bolshoi Ballet recently stirred New York crowds to delirium, “like a throwback to the days of wildly exhibitionistic star dancing by the likes of Rudolf Nureyev and Alexander Godunov” (The New York Times). Made possible, in part, by the Bernard Osher Foundation

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.