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Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
3301 Lyon Street San Francisco, CA 94123
415-567-6642
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7 reviews
2 stars
attended Oct 06 2010

I always enjoy the Smuin programs, but this one was exceptional, especially the Trey McIntyre choreography.

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4 reviews
8 stars
attended Oct 05 2010

Absolutely enjoyable. The athletic ability of the dancers it really demonstrated in the last two performances. Very sweet stories told through dance. This is a little bit of everything from classical to modern. Great!

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112 reviews
3 stars
attended Oct 08 2010

Exciting choreography, excellent dancers full of energy.
The Palace of Fine Arts is a lovely place to attend and enjoy dance.
Smuin is always a joy.
Thank you.

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Website

http://www.smuinballet.org/

Quotes & Highlights

“Fresh and forward-thinking… [McIntyre] makes ballets that surf emotional heights and depths.” —_Washington Post _
Trey McIntyre talks about working with Smuin in a YouTube preview video.

Description

Smuin Ballet begins its season with a world premiere by one of the most sought-after choreographers working today, Trey McIntyre. This fresh new work Oh, Inverted World is set to the music of alt-rockers The Shins, whose songs fueled the Grammy-winning soundtrack of the hit movie Garden State.

McIntyre, founder and artistic director of the nationally celebrated Trey McIntyre Project, burst onto the dance scene in 1989 as the choreographic apprentice to Houston Ballet, a position created especially for him, and has continued to delight and amaze audiences across the country with his brave and resonant works. 

The program continues with Bluegrass/Slyde by Michael Smuin, an electric piece in which dancers whirl around spinning poles and joyously revel in the bluegrass rhythms of renowned bassist Edgar Meyer and premier banjo player Bela Fleck. The evening concludes with Smuin’s classic ballet Brahms-Haydn Variations, a lyrical favorite filled with courtly references called “lovely” by the San Francisco Chronicle

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.