The Hard Nut
Mark Morris Dance Group

Choreography by Mark Morris
Colin Fowler, conductor, Members of the Berkeley Symphony
Piedmont East Bay Children's Choir, Ensemble, Robert Geary, founding artistic director

December 15–24
Zellerbach Hall

FIRST BAY AREA PERFORMANCES IN 5 YEARS!

What holiday season would be complete without go-go boots, dancing G.I. Joes, gender-bending snowflakes, and a spirited, slightly out-of-control family Christmas party? Mark Morris' The Hard Nut, "as gleefully irreverent as it is visually poetic and musically sensitive" (Dance Magazine), returns to Zellerbach Hall for the first time in five years with all that and more. Set to Tchaikovsky's iconic Nutcracker score, this lavish production has been charming audiences for over 25 years, delivering a pitch-perfect dose of both naughty and nice!

"YOU'VE NEVER SEEN A NUTCRACKER QUITE LIKE THIS BEFORE."
The Huffington Post
"BEAUTIFULLY CHOREOGRAPHED... UNQUESTIONABLY A SUCCESS."
The New Yorker

Sun, Dec 17, 3pm

Thu, Dec 21, 8pm

Fri, Dec 22, 8pm

Sat, Dec 23, 2pm

Sat, Dec 23, 8pm

Sun, Dec 24, 3pm

Call The Ticket Office
510.642.9988






COMMUNITY DANCE CLASSES!

Dance with MMDG — "Waltz of the Snowflakes"
Two classes! Dec 17, 11am

Bancroft Studio (SOLD OUT)
Z-170 Dance Studio (SOLD OUT)


Community and family dance class. All ages and abilities are invited.

$5. Advance registration required. Capacity is limited.

Donor Parking
As a service to our donors at the $750 level and above, we offer the opportunity to reserve parking for our performances. Reserve parking online 5 business days or more in advance of the performance, or by contacting Cal Performances' Development Department at 510.642.8653 or email donate@calperformances.org.

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Program notes are available online. [PDF]