I tried to replicate the issue using the latest version 2013.2.716 of our Kendo UI Complete for ASP.NET MVC product but to no avail. I used your razor view definition in a quick test project which I am attaching to this forum post. No error was produced in my case and the date picker was visualized and functioned as expected.
Can you test that on your machine and compare the results? Any additional insight can help to pinpoint the cause of the abnormality to address it accordingly.
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