Smuin’s Beloved The Christmas Ballet
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater - San Francisco
Sugarplums won’t be the only dancing visions you dream of this holiday season after you see Smuin Contemporary Ballet’s The Christmas Ballet. Snow-kissed dancers clad all in white glide onstage, gracefully pirouetting, before a little funk enters the picture, and they tap out staccato rhythms and swing to jazz, revving up into a fun-filled second act. That’s when the red-costumed dancers take over, letting loose with a collection of fresh, fantastical numbers, inspired by great tunes like “White Christmas,” “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” and the perennial favorite “Santa Baby.” This Bay Area nontraditional holiday tradition at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater will enchant and delight and is sure to make for sweet dreams that’ll sweep you into the New Year.