Venue Details

207 Star Starred
Cal Performances' Zellerbach Hall
Bancroft Way and Telegraph Avenue Berkeley, CA 94720
510-642-9988
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Casual to dress-up.
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There are parking available close by.
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No food allowed.
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At UC, you can dress as you please.
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Expensive why don't they make stuff students can afford
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Be prepared to pay up to $10 for parking
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Reviews & Ratings

17 ratings
4.3 average rating
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593 events
340 reviews
42 stars
attended Oct 25 2009

Excellent highly talented cast of dancers. Everyone was spectacular. There seemed to be quite a few long intermissions though that did not seem necessary. One dancer... continued

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38 reviews
4 stars
attended Oct 25 2009

talented ensemble, but it is probably the least diverse group that I have experienced in Berkeley. Totally white, and totally similar body types. I suppose because this is the Balanchine ideal.Enjoyed the Bejart piece the most!

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65 events
27 reviews
5 stars
attended Oct 25 2009

I loved the dancing, the selections. I thought the format of the program made the afternoon drag. There was an intermission after the first fifteen-minute dance. There... continued

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Website

http://www.calperfs.berkeley.edu/presents/

Quotes & Highlights

“This is dance at its most sublime.” —_The New York Times _

Description

Program A (Oct 24): The Balanchine Couple featuring pas de deux from nine Balanchine ballets, with onstage narration by artistic director Suzanne Farrell. Pas de deux include those from Apollo, La Sonnambula, La Valse, Agon, Meditation, Chaconne, and Stars and Stripes, “The Unanswered Question” from Ivesiana, and Pas de Mauresque from Don Quixote.

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Program B (Oct 25):* Balanchine/Divertimento No. 15 (Pas d’ Action); Agon; “Contrapuntal Blues pas de deux” from Clarinade; “Scene d’amour” from Béjart’s Romeo and Juliet

Suzanne Farrell was George Balanchine’s most celebrated muse and remains a legendary figure in the ballet world today. Now, through the Kennedy Center’s own ballet company, this great artist continues to share her intimate understanding of Balanchine’s vanguard body of work. The program will showcase many special projects unique to the company and to Farrell’s singular insight.

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.