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Alvin Ailey company astounds in Cal Performances residency

While one may wait for the 11th-hour number during a stage musical or a band’s biggest hit during encore, audience members at an Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performance await the finale: “Revelations,” the company’s soulful masterpiece that has been gracing stages and changing lives since 1960. Though overshadowed by
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‘Serial’ creators speak at Zellerbach Hall

Dare it be said: Sarah Koenig and Julie Snyder may just be the modern Woodward and Bernstein. They’ve re-kindled the popular romance with journalism, and everyone is talking about it. Instead of taking down a presidency, their investigations range from a high school murder trial to the war in Afghanistan.
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‘The Old Woman’ exudes spontaneity, exhilaration

Let’s not beat around the bush here — director Robert Wilson’s ”The Old Woman” is absurd — absurdly absurd. Based on the 1939 short story by Russian absurdist Daniil Kharms and adapted for the stage by Darryl Pinckney, “The Old Woman” confounded viewers in comedic and tortuous turns at Zellerbach
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‘Swan Lake’ stuns with engaging aesthetics at Zellerbach

Passion, betrayal, madness and tragedy: This is the recipe for Graeme Murphy’s revamped version of Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake,” which ran at Zellerbach Hall with the help of Cal Performances last week. Despite major departures from the classic ballet, it does not disappoint. Founded in 1962, the Australian Ballet is still
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