Smuin's The Christmas Ballet, a Bay Area Holiday Tradition
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All offers for Smuin Ballet 2012-2013 Holiday Program have expired.
The last date listed for Smuin Ballet 2012-2013 Holiday Program was Saturday December 1, 2012 / 2:00pm.
Currently at Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts - Main Stage:
- Full Price:
- $52.00 - $68.00
- Our Price:
- $27.50 - $35.50
A heart-rending debut, a crowd-pleasing favorite and an iconic work are the highlights of Smuin Ballet's winter program XXtremes. For the first time ever in Northern California, the company will perform Jiri Kylian's acclaimed Return to a Strange Land, set to music by Czech composer Leos Janacek. Return expresses the journey from loss to hope with rare elegance and astonishing form. Brought back by popular demand, the company will also dance Dear Miss Cline, a buoyant and colorful romp through the music of Patsy Cline. Choreographed by the company's own Amy Seiwert, the piece features 10 Nashville tunes, including the immortal "Walkin' After Midnight." Finally, Smuin Ballet will pay tribute to its late, great founder Michael Smuin by performing his Carmina Burana. Set to the pulse-thumping cantata by Carl Orff, the choreography of Carmina Burana exemplifies the rhythm, speed and syncopation for which Smuin Ballet is beloved. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
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This dance production combined the classic and comtemporary with a holiday flair that was magical. If you want Christmas Ballet but are weary of the Nutcracker, this is a wonderful alternative. The classic and contemporary music was matched beautifully with each dance. It was mesmerising to watch these excellent dancers make such athletic and artistic movements look effortless. I kept thinking how hard each of them has to work to give us that illusion. I highly recommend experiencing this performance.
Quotes & Highlights
- Watch <a target="_blank" href="http://youtu.be/WsM1CD2XDM0"><em>The Christmas Ballet</em></a> trailer on YouTube.
The Christmas Ballet: Smuin Ballet’s Holiday Favorite
New Works: Amy Seiwert, Choreographer
New Works: Smuin Artists, Choreographer
The Christmas Ballet: The Bay Area’s hottest holiday ticket returns with new choreography from Choreographer in Residence Amy Seiwert, Smuin dancer Jane Rehm and former Smuin dancer Darren Anderson, and more. An ever-changing carousel of mischief and elegance, The Christmas Ballet is a perfect gift for audiences of all ages.
Stunning classical ballet, rollicking character numbers, and that Smuin sass combine for a seasonal celebration like no other. Be sure to treat yourself and your loved ones to this Bay Area holiday tradition.