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203 Star Starred
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
3301 Lyon Street San Francisco, CA 94123
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11 reviews
36 stars
Keep your kids away from the "souvenir" table. Outrageously priced. Reasonable F & B set up. Beer, wine, Sandwiches.
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The weather was cold.. I wore jeans and a heavy jacket/.
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Smuin Ballet's 2010-11 Fall Program
35 ratings
4.2 average rating
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223 events
141 reviews
7 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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79 events
54 reviews
112 stars
attended Oct 06 2010

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

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37 events
32 reviews
7 stars
attended Oct 09 2010

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.

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Smuin Contemporary American Ballet

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Quotes & Highlights

“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