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Cal Performances' Zellerbach Hall
Bancroft Way and Telegraph Avenue Berkeley, CA 94720
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4.4 / 5 Rated by 94 members
Review from maylingkuo
19 events 9 reviews

I like how Mark Morris took an imaginative approach to the Nutcracker, since I'm pretty bored with the standard interpretation. I've seen his dance company a few times, and my main takeaway is that there just wasn't a lot of dance in this...continued

reviewed Dec 12 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
4 events 2 reviews

Wonderful, imaginative, wildly funny production from one of the finest choreographers working today. Morris has so much love and respect for the classical structure of ballet, and it shows in everything he does. At the same time, he has no qualms...continued

reviewed Dec 11 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from asheshayes
1 event 1 review

The Berkeley Symphony was fantastic, and completely stole the show. It was pretty extraordinary to watch the Nutcracker dance with Drosselmeier, as you hardly ever see two male ballet dancers lift and turn each other. But the plot was strange, the...continued

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The beloved Bay Area tradition continues as Mark Morris’s immortal The Hard Nut — a glorious and heartfelt reimagining of the Nutcracker tale — returns to its favorite holiday home! “Seriously entertaining, gorgeously danced, and improbably touching” (San Francisco Chronicle), this holiday classic is depicted with tremendous humor and wit by way of fantastic costumes and comic-book sets based on the drawings of artist Charles Burns. Morris’s unique interpretation faithfully celebrates Tchaikovsky’s complete original musical score. But what distinguishes The Hard Nut is the tenderness behind Morris’s dazzling wit, the brilliance of the dancing itself, and scenes of deeply felt emotion.

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