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Cal Performances' Zellerbach Hall
Bancroft Way and Telegraph Avenue Berkeley, CA 94720
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18 reviews
9 stars
The weather was sunny. I wore t-shirt and jeans.
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Ballet Flamenco José Porcel
9 ratings
3.9 average rating
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201 events
42 reviews
74 stars
attended Dec 06 2008

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

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20 reviews
19 stars
attended Dec 06 2008

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

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1 review
0 stars
attended Dec 05 2008

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

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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)


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.