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Cal Performances' Zellerbach Hall
Bancroft Way and Telegraph Avenue Berkeley, CA 94720
510-642-9988
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4.2 / 5 Rated by 31 members
Review from Sara O.
46 events 23 reviews

Anna was the most graceful dancer I have ever seen. Her movements indicated do bones at all, simply lithe and sweeping movements.

reviewed Feb 16 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Armando Bernard Corpus
46 events 22 reviews

Of the visiting companies at CalPerformances...Perm is superior......felt the performances were uninspired and there were essentially no sets or costumes. I was disappointed.

reviewed Feb 14 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Doctor Maisy
24 events 10 reviews

Our seats were so close! It was such a deal and I could really see the dancers' expressions and hear their ballet shoes. It was a great way to spend Valentine's day!

reviewed Feb 14 2008 report as inappropriate
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“Nina Ananiashvili has never failed to light up the stage. The star presence she brings…invariably fills every scene with drama.” —New York Times

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*Program A (Thursday, February 14): *

Possokhov/Sagalobeli, set to Georgian traditional music (American premiere)

Balanchine/Duo Concertant, set to Stravinsky

Chaconne, set to Gluck

Ratmansky/American premiere of new work, set to Bizet, featuring Nina Ananiashvili

*Program B (Friday, February 15 – Sunday, February 17): *

Giselle (featuring Nina Ananiashvili on February 16 only)

Considered by many to be the most important ballerina of her generation, celebrated Bolshoi and American Ballet Theatre star Nina Ananiashvili is also making international dance headlines these days for her bold artistic direction of a new world-class ballet company: the State Ballet of Georgia. Posing a serious challenge to Moscow’s traditional artistic dominance in dance, the ensemble makes its West Coast debut at Cal Performances.

Ananiashvili herself will perform the title role (February 16 only) in one of the most beloved ballets of all time, Giselle. And, on Valentine’s Day, she performs in a mixed repertory program featuring the American premiere of a new ballet by Yuri Possokhov, San Francisco Ballet’s choreographer-in-residence (and former Bolshoi principal); the American premiere of a new work by the Bolshoi’s Aleksei Ratmansky; plus two classic works by ballet legend George Balanchine.

<em>Eclipsed</em> Yoshi's Oakland <em>Cheaper Than Therapy</em> <em>Cirque du Soleil: LUZIA</em> Balé Folclórico da Bahia <em>Betroffenheit</em>