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Member Tips

Goldstar Member
Easy. Lot across the street as well as under the venue. Free.
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Goldstar Member
Casual
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Goldstar Member
You can't bring in your own food
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Alan
"Bean Scene" cafe on site has decent quiche, good pastry, drinks.
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Goldstar Member
You can be casual, but why not dress up a bit for the theatre?
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Reviews & Ratings

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4.8 average rating
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37 events
19 reviews
17 stars
attended Feb 23 2011

I love the MVCPA venue in any case; just about every seat (except the extreme sides in the front rows) has good sightlines. My right-side balcony seats were terrific to... continued

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9 reviews
2 stars
attended Feb 23 2011

Unbelieveably unique and beautifully executed. First rate performance from a first rate ballet company

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0 stars
attended Feb 23 2011

Great energy and technique. Also loved the music from the 60's in Oh, Inverted World.

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Website

http://www.smuinballet.org

Quotes & Highlights

“Fresh and forward-thinking… [McIntyre] makes ballets that surf emotional heights and depths.” —_Washington Post _
Trey McIntyre talks about working with Smuin in a YouTube preview video.

Description

Smuin Ballet begins its season with a world premiere by one of the most sought-after choreographers working today, Trey McIntyre. This fresh new work Oh, Inverted World is set to the music of alt-rockers The Shins, whose songs fueled the Grammy-winning soundtrack of the hit movie Garden State.

McIntyre, founder and artistic director of the nationally celebrated Trey McIntyre Project, burst onto the dance scene in 1989 as the choreographic apprentice to Houston Ballet, a position created especially for him, and has continued to delight and amaze audiences across the country with his brave and resonant works. 

The program continues with Bluegrass/Slyde by Michael Smuin, an electric piece in which dancers whirl around spinning poles and joyously revel in the bluegrass rhythms of renowned bassist Edgar Meyer and premier banjo player Bela Fleck. The evening concludes with Smuin’s classic ballet Brahms-Haydn Variations, a lyrical favorite filled with courtly references called “lovely” by the San Francisco Chronicle.

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.