Praised internationally for meticulous technique delivered with emotional warmth, The Australian Ballet presents a signature work hailed as "a beautiful, romantic and tragic journey" (Australian Stage). Lush, lavish, and a feast for all the senses, Graeme Murphy's Swan Lake retains all the enchantment and drama of the classic, with reference to the royal love triangle of Princess Diana, Prince Charles, and Camilla. As rich with scenic and costume design as choreography and storytelling, the Berkeley performance is the production's first in the Bay Area and second in the United States.
Education & Community Event: Panel Discussion: Ballet and the Evolving Body Aesthetic
Sat, Oct 18, 5–6 pm
Free and open to the public
Cal Performances' Associate Director Rob Bailis talks with The Australian Ballet's David McAllister and a group of esteemed Bay Area Ballet makers including choreographer Julia Adam and former San Francisco Ballet Principal Dancer Muriel Maffre.
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Major support for public programs provided by Bank of America.
Donor Event: Open Rehearsal with Australian Ballet
Wed, Oct 15, 2014
(Donors of $225+)
Catch this special opportunity with Australian Ballet to hear from Artistic Director, David McAllister, and see them rehearse Act I of Graeme Murphy's internationally-acclaimed Swan Lake.
As rich with scenic and costume design as choreography and storytelling, the Berkeley performance is the production's first in the Bay Area and second in the United States.
Donor Event: Intermission Hospitality
Thu, Oct 16, 8 pm (Zellerbach Hall Mezzanine)
Sat, Oct 18, 8 pm (Zellerbach Hall Mezzanine)
Sun, Oct 19, 3 pm (Zellerbach Room)
(Donors of $1,500+)
Producer's Circle members are invited to join us for complimentary refreshments during the above performances. Donor Intermission Hospitality is the perfect place to enjoy a complimentary glass of wine in the company of other Producer's Circle members.
Membership benefits like these are our way of thanking our supporters for their much needed contributions. To find out how you can become a Donor, please call 510.643.8783 or visit our Support section.
Program notes are available online approximately 1-2 days before the performance.
Allen Ulrich says The Australian Ballet "performed with enormous elan" in his SF Chronicle review of opening night.
Parking may be a problem on campus for the Saturday performance due to a Cal Football game. Please see our Parking Alert section for more information.