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Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
3301 Lyon Street San Francisco, CA 94123
415-567-6642
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Dress up
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Parked right outside. Just park early, grab dinner at Liverpool Lil's and walk back for the show.
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Liverpool Lil's
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Dragonwell on chestnut street
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Viva Goa on Lombard.
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Dress with respect - no shorts and flip flops should be allowed.
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4.5 average rating
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3 reviews
1 stars
attended Sep 24 2011

First time I've seen this company -- I really enjoyed the use of relatively popular musical themes to create a more accessible form of ballet. Will definitely go again.

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1 review
1 stars
attended Sep 23 2011

Amazing ballet, varied program!! Should appeal to everyone, from ballet aficionados to those attending for the first time. "Eternal Idol" is enchanting!

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Website

http://www.smuinballet.org/go/default/

Description

Program:

World Premiere: Amy Seiwert, Choreographer

Stabat Mater: Michael Smuin, Choreographer

Tango Palace: Michael Smuin, Choreographer

The Eternal Idol: Michael Smuin, Choreographer

In honor of the tenth anniversary of the September 11, 2011 terrorist attacks, the program includes Stabat Mater, Michael Smuin’s response to that tragedy. An eloquent expression of grief and loss set to Dvorak’s choral work of the same name. Stabat Mater has been called “a powerful response to a national tragedy. . . one of the most beautiful ballets in this choreographer’s remarkable career” (San Francisco Chronicle). Sharing the program is The Eternal Idol, a pas de deux Smuin created for American Ballet Theatre in 1969. This sensuous work, set to Chopin’s lush Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor, is a wistful imagining, where Auguste Rodin’s sculpture of a nude couple locked in an embrace comes to life on stage. Rounding out the program is Michael Smuin’s Tango Palace, a seductive fantasy of possession and passion, jealousy, loss, and love. Examining both the complexities of the human heart and the inventiveness of tango itself, Tango Palace creates a feverish vision of desire through dance.

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.