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Sean
Thirsty Bear is one block from the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts & worked well for a pre-show dinner.
Smuin Ballet: XXcentric dining May 16 2014 star this tip starred
Andrea Laudate
The weather was casual. I wore dress pants and top--leather shoes, jewelry and a cute little purse.
Smuin Ballet: XXcentric dress May 12 2014 star this tip starred
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4.3 average rating
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523 events
212 reviews
-6 stars
attended May 05 2013

fantastic performances. And a whole range of styles all expertly interpretted!

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523 events
212 reviews
-6 stars
attended May 01 2013

Great company. Masterful dancing. Not such a fan of period costumes and the "wordl premiere" didn't feature a lot of dancing. It was more like a ritualistic pantomime. But I'm intrigued enough to want to see Programs 2 and 3.

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123 reviews
27 stars
attended May 05 2013

This was my first exposure to this phenomenal dance company. For a senior it was wonderful to discover something as wonderful as this group at this time in my life. And I hope to see them again when they return in two years.

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Website

http://sfperformances.org/performances/1213/PaulTaylorDance.html

Quotes & Highlights

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Description

Program A (May 1, 2013)

Kith & Kin [SF Premiere]

Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Serenade No. 4, K.203

To Make Crops Grow [West Coast Premiere]

Music by Ferde Grofé Grand Canyon Suite movements 1, 2, 5

Cascade

Music by Johann Sebastian Bach: Concertos for Piano and Orchestra

Program B (May 2-3, 2013)

Gossamer Gallants [West Coast Premiere]

Music by Bedřich Smetana: Dances from The Bartered Bride

Last Look

Music Composed for the Dance by Donald York Set and Costumes by Alex Katz

Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rehearsal)

Music by Igor Stravinsky; Arrangement for two pianos

Program C (May 4-5, 2013)

Junction (of tranquility and fervor)

Music by Johann Sebastian Bach: Excerpts from Solo Suites for Cello #1 and #4

Set and Costumes by Alex Katz

3 Epitaphs

Early New Orleans Jazz

The music, an early form of jazz, was first played at weddings and funerals in the southern United States. Performed by the Laneville-Johnson Union Brass Band

Costumes by Robert Rauschenberg

The Uncommitted [SF Premiere]

Music by Arvo Pärt: Fratres, Mozart-Adagio, Ricercar, Summa

Company B

Songs sung by the Andrews Sisters The songs express typical sentiments of Americans during World War II

About the Ticket Supplier: San Francisco Performances

Founded in 1979, San Francisco Performances is the Bay Area's leading independent presenter of chamber music, vocal and instrumental recitals, jazz and contemporary dance. Under the artistic direction of its founder, Ruth Felt, the organization presents internationally acclaimed and emerging performing artists, introduces innovative programs, and builds new and diversified audiences for the arts through education and outreach activities that also strengthen the local performing arts community.