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Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
3301 Lyon Street San Francisco, CA 94123
415-567-6642
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Reviews & Ratings

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3.6 average rating
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101 events
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' technical skills enough. They should have kept clear from east/west blending type...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 were nice; however, the rest of the show didn't seem very inspired. The...continued

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Website

http://www.cityboxoffice.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=1429

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.