Venue Details

16 Star Starred
Smithwick Theatre
12345 El Monte Rd Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
650-949-7414
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Member Tips

Bring 8 quarters! Foothill parking machines sometimes don't work with dollars.
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We're planning a trip out in downtown Los Altos -- maye Spot a Pizza?
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jeanbiscuit
Dress ranged from dressy to casual.
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jeanbiscuit
Parking is $2, cash only, no change given by machine.
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Eddie
Once parked, there is a climb up the hill on stairs...
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Eddie
I used the parking machine and it took my dollars fine...
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Reviews & Ratings

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129 events
71 reviews
27 stars
attended Jun 20 2010

Kudos to the costume designer! They were absolutely cute in every detail. The show felt little too long just watching the ballet without any explanation/narration. If... continued

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0 stars
attended Jun 20 2010

This was a fun show to go to on Father's Day with our 4.5 year old daughter. The show was around 2.5-3 hrs including a 20 minute intermission, so a little on the long... continued

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attended Jun 20 2010

I had never attended a Bayer Ballet dance event, and was astounded by the high quality of the dancers. Yes, many were youth or young children, but their training and... continued

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Website

http://www.bayerballetacademy.com/events.htm#show

Description

Hop aboard the Summer Dance Carousel and take your family on a ride to the enchanted world of fairy tales and magical folklore in the glorious Russian ballet tradition. This bright and colorful ballet showcase features professional dancers—principal dancers of the San Jose Ballet, as well as performances by students from the Bayer Ballet Academy.

The dances in Part 1 range from classical, character and folk through contemporary pieces—all subtly contained in a lovely woodland theme. Enjoy the flowers and mushrooms of the forest, colorful polka and tarantella pieces, Russian folk dances as well as guest appearances from Little Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty, the The Nutcracker and Coppélia.

In Part 2, the stage is transformed into a brilliantly beautiful Russian market. The remarkable dancers will steal your hearts as they spin their tale with the expressive and precise movement that characterizes the Russian ballet style. Original choreography to beloved music includes selections from Igor Stravinsky’s Petrouchka and Firebird. Vivid characters, colorful costumes, and technical precision of movements set to a brilliant music of Stravinsky will bring to life magical folklore, including Baba Yaga the witch and other unforgettable characters from the Russian tradition.

The music, costumes and stunning dancing make The Summer Dance Carousel a “don’t miss” event for the whole family.

About the Ticket Supplier: Bayer Ballet Company

Bayer Ballet Academy was started by Inna Bayer, a seasoned professional ballet mistress with extensive teaching experience in Russia, Ukraine, Israel and the U.S.A.