Venue Details

818 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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Reviews & Ratings

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4.3 average rating
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649 events
351 reviews
104 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 fell which had to be very hard for him but he got right back up and finished...continued

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39 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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28 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 was a pause after the second dance. Then another intermission. It seemed...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.