Venue Details

124 Star Starred
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
3301 Lyon Street San Francisco, CA 94123
415-567-6642
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Casual
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Snacks, wine & soda for sale in the lobby but not allowed in the theatre.
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Plenty of parking.
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Traffic was tough on 101 - maybe try coming via Broadway if coming from East Bay as I did.
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I arrived in SF from the East Bay early and enjoyed
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A good dinner before the performance.
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Reviews & Ratings

18 ratings
3.6 average rating
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11 reviews
10 stars
attended Feb 17 2010

I really expected more and I believe they are capable of much more. Choreography was the biggest disappointment, not very interesting and did not show off dancers'... continued

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5 reviews
5 stars
attended Feb 17 2010

Sweet and graceful but does not come up to current good dance companies. As the local review said, the dance is still in a cocoon.

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1 review
17 stars
attended Feb 16 2010

1-1/2 to 2 stars; it was just okay. None of the dances seemed to really pop, it all felt a bit bland. The dancers seemed to have good skills, and the outfits/costumes... continued

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Website

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Description

Don’t miss a very special Chinese New Year performance as the Beijing Dance Academy — hailed as China’s Juilliard School — comes to the U.S. to premiere The Butterfly Lovers.

Set to China’s most famous violin concerto, the legend of the Butterfly Lovers is akin to China’s Romeo & Juliet, complete with intrigue, love and tragedy. The evening also includes a selection of award-winning pieces by some of China’s up and coming choreographers.