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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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Free parking across the street by the boat house.
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2 reviews
6 stars
attended Oct 29 2008

I loved the ballet. The grace and beauty of dancers. I enjoyed the other performers much more than Carmen. They were just so much more passionate.

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85 reviews
22 stars
attended Oct 24 2008

Some of it was quite entertaining... very little in the way of inspiring dance movement.

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Chouxie Red Velvet
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57 reviews
13 stars
attended Oct 29 2008

We look forward to seeing more from Amy after the opening ballet from her--great use of pairing and solos.

Carmen really turned up the heat!

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Quotes & Highlights

Smuin’s 2007 Fall/Winter Season was a Goldstar Roar of the Crowd winner.


Smuin Ballet’s 15th anniversary season promises to be an even more exciting adventure with a year of premieres. In their upcoming fall/winter Program, Emmy Award-winning guest choreographer Robert Sund will be staging his Smuin Ballet premiere with Carmen, a sexy, jazzy interpretation of the classic story of romantic obsession, set to the music of Miles Davis.

Additionally, Smuin Ballet Choreographer in Residence Amy Seiwert will present Been Through Diamonds, her eighth world premiere for Smuin, set to the music of Mozart. Seiwert has been recognized by the dance and entertainment worlds alike, named by Dance Magazine as one of the “top 25 to watch” in 2005 and highlighted by 7×7 Magazine in their “Hot 20 Under 40” list.

Rounding off the program, audiences will enjoy Michael Smuin’s Dances with Songs, the vibrant, iconic ballet that launched the Company fifteen years ago.

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.