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Learn more about Cal Performances' events through the artists and scholars who create them.

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Mark Morris

"Dancemaker and spellbinder" (The New Yorker) Mark Morris and Cal Performances Director Robert Cole go way back. Listen and watch as they chat about their friendship and working relationship, including The Hard Nut. (Length: 4:30; 2005)



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Takács Quartet

Joseph Kerman, Professor Emeritus, Department of Music, UC Berkeley, discusses two of Beethoven's String Quartets No. 2 in G major, Op. 18 and No. 13 in B-flat major, Op. 130 including the Grosse Fuge. This program was performed by the Takács Quartet as part of Cal Performances' 2004/05 season. (Length: 7:00)



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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Watch a preview of Love Stories, Shining Star and Burlesque, all Bay Area premieres, and the Ailey masterpiece Revelations, presented by Cal Performances in 2005. (Length: 7:00)



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The Bolshoi Ballet

Watch clips of the world famous Bolshoi Ballet perform a radical new interpretation of Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet and Yuri Grigorovich's grand classical production of Raymonda as Cal Performances Director Robert Cole discusses their 2004 engagements at Zellerbach Hall. (Length: 4:30)

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The Kirov Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre

Richard Trauskin, Professor, Department of Music, UC Berkeley, offers insight into the Kirov Orchestra's all-Russian concert conducted by Valery Gergiev and presented by Cal Performances at UC Berkeley in 2004. (Length: 7:30)

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Matthew Bourne's Nutcracker!

Watch a sneak preview of the 2004 engagement of Nutcracker! while British director/choreographer Matthew Bourne talks about the production and how he works. (Length: 5:00)

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Seasons of Migration: Music and Dance From Cambodia

Watch a preview of a "stunning new program" (The New York Times) of Cambodian music and dance created by Cambodian-born choreographer Sophiline Cheam Shapiro in collaboration with Cambodia's Royal University of Fine Arts; presented by Cal Performances in Berkeley in 2004. (Length: 1:00)

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KQED Spark segment on Robert Cole

When Spark, KQED's local arts television show, wanted to highlight influential arts leaders in the Bay Area, it came to Cal Performances to see how Director Robert Cole works his magic. During his 18 years in Berkeley, Cole has turned Cal Performances into one of the country's leading arts presenters. (Length: 11:00)

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