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Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
3301 Lyon Street San Francisco, CA 94123
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& bring your own drinks or pay to eat & drink there, but it's a little pricey.
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"Butterfly Lovers"
19 ratings
3.6 average rating
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11 reviews
11 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 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
18 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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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.