Balletgoing rarely gets more rewarding...the dancers reach for—and often grasp—new levels of achievement.

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Dance
The Joffrey Ballet

LIAM SCARLETT
Vespertine (music: Bjarte Eike, Dowland, Corelli, Geminiani) (California Premiere)
STEPHANIE MARTINEZ
Bliss! (music: Stravinsky) (California Premiere)
NICOLAS BLANC
Beyond the Shore (music: Mason Bates) (Bay Area Premiere, Cal Performances Co-commission)
JUSTIN PECK
The Times Are Racing (music: Dan Deacon)
The incomparable Joffrey Ballet continues its five-year Berkeley residency, returning with a recent piece by ballet master Nicolas Blanc that was developed on the Berkeley campus two seasons ago; the California premieres of works by Liam Scarlett (inspired by Baroque music) and Stephanie Martinez (set to Stravinsky's Dumbarton Oaks Concerto); and a recent creation by Justin Peck (with music by Baltimore electronic music wizard Dan Deacon). Blanc has said of his lush work, "One of my goals was to integrate all my sides and moods as a choreographer—to put the entire 'me' on the table." Featuring an electronic score by Mason Bates, Blanc's Beyond the Shore has been hailed as "a deep-sea dive...that reaches out and pulls us back with the tide" (Chicago Tribune).

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