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By Griffin Goldsmith

Falling Angels and so much more
The Bay Area should be in a state of dance jubilation—the Nederlands Dans Theater is coming. If you’ve never seen their work, then you have been asleep: at least as far as the dance scene goes. This Dutch troupe performs some of the most astounding dance pieces you’ll ever see and attracts some of the best contemporary European dancers to perform in them. In one of their more famous works, Falling Angels, the dancers emerge from complete darkness. They pass through a ray of light walking slowly and carefully towards the audience. They arrange themselves into eight white squares that form an x across the stage. This impressive merging of light and bodies creates a highly designed experience. It’s like watching a carefully executed concept come to life. They will perform two West Coast premieres (Sehnsucht and Schmetterling) at Zellerbach Hall on the UC Berkeley campus, Wednesday October 23rd and Thursday October 24th at 8:00 PM. Choreographed by their resident artistic directors Sol León and Paul Lightfoot, these performances will be one of the highlights of the fall dance season.

Tickets: (510) 642-9988 or http://calperfs.berkeley.edu

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