The Hard Nut; Mark Morris Dance Group
Performance Dates: Friday, December 15, 8pm Saturday, December 16, 2pm Saturday, December 16, 8pm Sunday, December 17, 3pm Thursday, December 21, 8pm Friday, December 22, 8pm Saturday, December 23, 2pm Saturday, December 23, 8pm Sunday, December 24, 3pm Music by Tchaikovsky (The Nutcracker) Choreography by Mark Morris Members of the Berkeley Symphony 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!