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3305 Star Starred
Cal Performances' Zellerbach Hall
Bancroft Way and Telegraph Avenue Berkeley, CA 94720
510-642-9988
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3.9 / 5 Rated by 9 members
Review from Paula M.
211 events 43 reviews

Excellent dancing. The overly amped drum was somewhat of a distraction, however. I think of the dancers' feet as providing the percussion. The drum was an unusual addition and not necessarily a welcome one, as it often drowned out the sound of the...continued

reviewed Dec 06 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from creuset
35 events 20 reviews

This performance may have been a form of flamenco (more modernized, updated) than I was used to. I did not appreciate it as much as the audience, who was enthusiastic and applauded with gusto. But as always, the great thing about Goldstar is you...continued

reviewed Dec 06 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Liliane
2 events 1 review

it was a great show vibrating with emotions, musicality and beauty.

reviewed Dec 05 2008 report as inappropriate
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“(Porcel possesses) a stamp that differentiates him from the typical dancer, with his breadth and lean profile, his strong dramatic accent that helps him to command respect on the stage.” —_El Pais _(Spain)

Description

Ballet Flamenco José Porcel performs a seductive blend of traditional and modern flamenco, an evocative art form that probably originated around the 15th century, during the Gypsies’ encounter with the people of southern Spain. A former principal with the National Ballet of Spain, Porcel has performed to wide acclaim and his lavish music and dance spectacles display both abundant creative genius and a desire to challenge convention while honoring tradition. 

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