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3300 Star Starred
Cal Performances' Zellerbach Hall
Bancroft Way and Telegraph Avenue Berkeley, CA 94720
510-642-9988
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4.4 / 5 Rated by 13 members
Review from Sara O.

The pieces were really old and even though I hadn't seen them before, the longest Twyla Tharp piece seemed dated. The juxtaposition between classic ballet and more free form modern dance didn't seem so shocking after so many dance companies have...continued

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Review from Bill Schwartz

Wonderful. Seats were good.

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Review from Ruth Deutsch

World class dance company, great venue.

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“It’s Joffrey’s destiny to dance for the ages” —Chicago Tribune

Description

Program:

  • Tharp’s “Deuce Coupe,” set to music by the Beach Boys
  • Dean’s “Sometimes It Snows in April” from Billboards, set to music by Prince
  • Joffrey’s “Pas des Déesses,” set to a solo piano work by John Field, performed live by Paul Lewis

Celebrating 50 years of peerless dance making—that first tour was conducted from a station wagon and a U-Haul trailer!—the Joffrey Ballet continues to astonish world audiences with its unique blend of brilliant technique and the quintessential American spirit. The Berkeley program features Twyla Tharp’s “Deuce Coupe” (1973), the choreographer’s carefree classic about teenagers at play, set to the music of the Beach Boys; Laura Dean’s “Sometimes It Snows in April,” from Gerald Arpino’s 1993 production of _Billboards, _set to the classic song by Prince; and Robert Joffrey’s demure and witty “Pas des Déesses,” which was featured in that first company season a half century ago.

<em>Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin</em> Yoshi's Oakland <em>Cirque du Soleil: LUZIA</em> Steve Martin and Martin Short Oakland Athletics vs. San Francisco Giants: Preseason Baseball <em>Beach Blanket Babylon</em>