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Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
3301 Lyon Street San Francisco, CA 94123
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4.2 / 5 Rated by 35 members
Review from anonymous
226 events 143 reviews

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.

reviewed Oct 08 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from TOOTOMEEO
81 events 56 reviews

I am a devout Smuin fan and have been for years. Although we live in W.C., my husband came home early from work so that we could have the opportunity to see this in S.F. and perhaps again at the Lesher theater when it comes here. We were so...continued

reviewed Oct 06 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Dandu
38 events 33 reviews

These young dancers were amazing and I would def return if they have a new program. I like the mix of classic and modern, chancing new frontiers.
Our seats were fantastic.

reviewed Oct 09 2010 report as inappropriate
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Smuin Contemporary American Ballet

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“Fresh and forward-thinking… [McIntyre] makes ballets that surf emotional heights and depths.” — Washington Post


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

<em>Eclipsed</em> <em>Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin</em> Yoshi's Oakland Balé Folclórico da Bahia <em>Betroffenheit</em> <em>Cirque du Soleil: LUZIA</em>