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Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts - Main Stage
at Mercy Street 500 Castro Street Mountain View, CA 94041
650-903-6000
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Ruukie7
25 events
16 reviews
12 stars
Plenty of fun restaurants on Castro street. Park you car, walk and find whatever you like, or, you can have a light meal, coffee, dessert at the venue.
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Ruukie7
25 events
16 reviews
12 stars
I wore slacks and short sleeve shirt, wife was in pant suit. Longest day of the year, so it was warm and enjoyable to have coffee outdoors before the show..
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Reviews & Ratings

"The Christmas Ballet"
19 ratings
4.6 average rating
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187 events
19 reviews
63 stars
attended Dec 05 2008

Smuin Ballet's Christmas Ballet is always the highlight of the season.

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Joanne Sobel
60 events
27 reviews
12 stars
attended Dec 04 2008

The Smuin ballet company is the best dance group to see! It's a holiday treat with so many different kinds of dances, great lighting, clever sets, relaxing and fun to see!

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23 events
7 reviews
1 stars
attended Dec 06 2008

Very enjoyable-talented dancers!

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Description

Smuin Ballet, the sexy, vibrant and entertaining dance company with roots in classical ballet, announces the 2008 Edition of The Christmas Ballet. The Bay Area tradition returns this winter for a season of holiday fun and frolic set to both classic and contemporary musical selection reflecting the spirit of the season.

Featuring an elegant Classical Act and joyful Cool Act, The Christmas Ballet is a magical treat for audiences of all ages. Calling The Christmas Ballet “vintage Smuin,” San Francisco Chronicle reviewer Rachel Howard claims, “…it isn’t quite Christmas in the Bay Area without it.”

The 2008 Edition will feature new additions from guest choreographers Val Caniparoli and Viktor Kabaniaev as well as Smuin Ballet’s Choreographer in Residence Amy Seiwert.

The Company will celebrate the holiday season with their Santa’s Sweets event, where the young and the young-at-heart are welcomed to sample sweets brought by Santa himself and meet members of the Company. Parents are welcome to bring their cameras for pictures with the Smuin Ballet dancers and Santa. The event will follow a matinee performance at each of the four venues.

Smuin Ballet kicked off its 15th Anniversary Season at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco to critical acclaim. Choreographer in Residence Amy Seiwert’s Been Through Diamonds exemplified her renowned “brilliant…abstraction” according to Rachel Howard of San Francisco Chronicle. The program also featured Guest Choreographer Robert Sund’s sexy, jazzy retelling Carmen as well as Michael Smuin’s Dances with Songs, the performance that founded Smuin Ballet. The Company will be presenting future performances of this program in Walnut Creek, Mountain View and Carmel in February and March of 2009.