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3327 Star Starred
Cal Performances' Zellerbach Hall
Bancroft Way and Telegraph Avenue Berkeley, CA 94720
510-642-9988
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4.7 / 5 Rated by 80 members
Review from Anonymous
129 events 32 reviews

Performance was great.
Side orchestra seats were still close enough
to see.

reviewed Mar 29 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Maurizio Franzini
68 events 16 reviews

A classical executed almost flawlessly.

reviewed Mar 29 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Dana Simmons
22 events 15 reviews

It was a great performance by all. Really a wonderful experience.

reviewed Mar 30 2008 report as inappropriate
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In 2006, the great prima ballerina Natalia Makarova thrilled Bay Area audiences with her dazzling new take on Tchaikovsky’s tale of immortal love, choreographing and directing a fully staged production of Swan Lake showcasing Russia’s renowned Tchaikovsky Perm Ballet. Accompanied by full orchestra, and featuring lavish sets and costumes, Makarova’s lovely production returns by popular demand, this year featuring two superstar soloists (Mar 28 and Mar 30) from Europe. Trained in Moscow, Polina Semionova is a principal at the Berlin State Ballet and recently conquered UK audiences as Odette/Odile in memorable performances with the English National Ballet (“dazzlingly seductive—a performance of total confidence and virtuosity,” said the Sunday Times, London). Denis Matvienko, principal guest dancer with the Bolshoi Ballet recently stirred New York crowds to delirium, “like a throwback to the days of wildly exhibitionistic star dancing by the likes of Rudolf Nureyev and Alexander Godunov” (The New York Times). Made possible, in part, by the Bernard Osher Foundation

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