The Joffrey Ballet: Anna Karenina
March 16, 2024 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cal Performances presents The Joffrey Ballet in the Bay Area premiere of Anna Karenina, accompanied by the Berkeley Symphony, March 15-17, 2024, at Zellerbach Hall.
Love is all-consuming for Anna, who is married but finds herself caught in the maelstrom of a lifechanging love affair with the dashing Count Vronsky. The dancers of the Joffrey Ballet return to Berkeley with Anna Karenina, full-length story ballet choreographed by Yuri Possokhov and featuring an original score by award-winning composer Ilya Demutsky, performed live by the Berkeley Symphony. When it premiered in 2019, the ballet won the “Oscars of Dance,” the Benois de la Danse International Prize for Best Choreography. Set in the late 19th century, the production styles Anna’s tragic tale as a psychological thriller, weaving together themes of violence and betrayal.