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Anything goes Casual
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On the street
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On the street, near-by free lots, and an underground garage beneath the CPA provide ample parking.
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Papa Pete
Eat dinner a block away at Cafe Baklava
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The venue has a nice coffee shop with nice goodies..
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Exceptionally convenient underground parking at the MVCPA
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51 ratings
4.5 average rating
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48 events
29 reviews
6 stars
attended Feb 23 2012

Smuin is a composite of a number of vignettes... I liked first part called "Tango Palace"... Appeared to be set in a Brazilian Tango place. Good music, costumes, good... continued

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15 events
8 reviews
8 stars
attended Feb 25 2012

We try to attend every Smuin performance and have never been disappointed. The dancers and the imagination in the programing are fabulous.

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Bill Ward Red Velvet
19 events
6 reviews
0 stars
attended Feb 24 2012

Always innovative and creative, Smuin is my favorite ballet

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World Premiere: Amy Seiwert, Choreographer

Stabat Mater: Michael Smuin, Choreographer

Tango Palace: Michael Smuin, Choreographer

The Eternal Idol: Michael Smuin, Choreographer

In honor of the tenth anniversary of the September 11, 2011 terrorist attacks, the program includes Stabat Mater, Michael Smuin’s response to that tragedy. An eloquent expression of grief and loss set to Dvorak’s choral work of the same name. Stabat Mater has been called “a powerful response to a national tragedy. . . one of the most beautiful ballets in this choreographer’s remarkable career” (San Francisco Chronicle). Sharing the program is The Eternal Idol, a pas de deux Smuin created for American Ballet Theatre in 1969. This sensuous work, set to Chopin’s lush Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor, is a wistful imagining, where Auguste Rodin’s sculpture of a nude couple locked in an embrace comes to life on stage. Rounding out the program is Michael Smuin’s Tango Palace, a seductive fantasy of possession and passion, jealousy, loss, and love. Examining both the complexities of the human heart and the inventiveness of tango itself, Tango Palace creates a feverish vision of desire through dance.

About the Ticket Supplier: Smuin Ballet

Smuin Ballet was founded in 1994 by the renowned choreographer Michael Smuin, formerly the Director of San Francisco Ballet. Beyond their regular seasonal performances, the Smuin Ballet dancers engage in a wide range of special projects, including appearing in three films: A Walk in the Clouds, The Fantasticks and George Lucas' 1996 Return of the Jedi, Special Edition.