Nutcracker at San Mateo Performing Arts Center
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The last date listed for Nutcracker was Sunday December 21, 2008 / 2:00pm.
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- $52.00 - $68.00
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- $27.50 - $35.50
A heart-rending debut, a crowd-pleasing favorite and an iconic work are the highlights of Smuin Ballet's winter program XXtremes. For the first time ever in Northern California, the company will perform Jiri Kylian's acclaimed Return to a Strange Land, set to music by Czech composer Leos Janacek. Return expresses the journey from loss to hope with rare elegance and astonishing form. Brought back by popular demand, the company will also dance Dear Miss Cline, a buoyant and colorful romp through the music of Patsy Cline. Choreographed by the company's own Amy Seiwert, the piece features 10 Nashville tunes, including the immortal "Walkin' After Midnight." Finally, Smuin Ballet will pay tribute to its late, great founder Michael Smuin by performing his Carmina Burana. Set to the pulse-thumping cantata by Carl Orff, the choreography of Carmina Burana exemplifies the rhythm, speed and syncopation for which Smuin Ballet is beloved. Learn More
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It was an enjoyable experience for my girls and I. The women performers/dancers were much better than their male counterparts. This was disappointing to see...not that I was expecting Barishnikov, but some of these male dancers weren't very good.
Inspired by child's dream, Nutcracker, by Director Emeritis Carlos Carvajal, is a family friendly ballet by artistic directors, Michael Lowe and Mario Alonzo. Enjoy the live orchestra and the heart-warming feel of this professional dance performance. Stay through the exquisite finale and meet the dancers on stage. You'll applaud every breathtaking movement as you enjoy the magic.