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Cal Performances' Zellerbach Hall
Bancroft Way and Telegraph Avenue Berkeley, CA 94720
510-642-9988
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4.3 / 5 Rated by 17 members
Review from Hllywd
Red Velvet 854 events 429 reviews

Excellent highly talented cast of dancers. Everyone was spectacular. There seemed to be quite a few long intermissions though that did not seem necessary. One dancer fell which had to be very hard for him but he got right back up and finished...continued

reviewed Oct 25 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from JackieDavisMartin
85 events 40 reviews

I loved the dancing, the selections. I thought the format of the program made the afternoon drag. There was an intermission after the first fifteen-minute dance. There was a pause after the second dance. Then another intermission. It seemed...continued

reviewed Oct 25 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from deb94707
46 events 21 reviews

The dancing was lovely. It was a series of pas de deux, all choreographed by Balanchine. You either like that kind of dance, or you do not! Ms Farrell gave a little talk about each set of dances - made it feel like a school lecture, but then,...continued

reviewed Oct 24 2009 report as inappropriate
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“This is dance at its most sublime.” —_The New York Times _

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Program A (Oct 24): The Balanchine Couple featuring pas de deux from nine Balanchine ballets, with onstage narration by artistic director Suzanne Farrell. Pas de deux include those from Apollo, La Sonnambula, La Valse, Agon, Meditation, Chaconne, and Stars and Stripes, “The Unanswered Question” from Ivesiana, and Pas de Mauresque from Don Quixote.

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Program B (Oct 25):* Balanchine/Divertimento No. 15 (Pas d’ Action); Agon; “Contrapuntal Blues pas de deux” from Clarinade; “Scene d’amour” from Béjart’s Romeo and Juliet

Suzanne Farrell was George Balanchine’s most celebrated muse and remains a legendary figure in the ballet world today. Now, through the Kennedy Center’s own ballet company, this great artist continues to share her intimate understanding of Balanchine’s vanguard body of work. The program will showcase many special projects unique to the company and to Farrell’s singular insight.

The Naked Magicians <em>Heroes & Villains Fan Fest</em> <em>Pee-Wee's Burlesquehouse</em> San Francisco Ballet's <em>Swan Lake</em> <em>Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead</em> Yoshi's Oakland