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Dance: Ballet

Smuin Ballet: The Christmas Ballet


Dec 13, 2012 – Dec 23, 2012



Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

701 Mission St



$24 - 64 plus box office fees

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Despite what Clara and the sugar-plum fairies might have you think, The Nutcracker isn't the only holiday dance event around. A Bay Area institution in its own right, the Smuin Ballet's The Christmas Ballet presents a smorgasbord of dance fare. Refreshingly eclectic, The Christmas Ballet is composed of two parts: the "Christmas ballet" (classical ballet) and the "cool Christmas" (contemporary dance, with numbers including gospel and Elvis). In addition to founder Michael Smuin's classic and much-beloved numbers, this year's production also introduces new choreography by Amy Seiwert, Jane Rehm, and others.

Matt Sussman, Flavorpill

Smuin Ballet says…

Stunning classical ballet, rollicking character numbers, and that Smuin sass combine for a seasonal celebration like no other. From Bach and sacred carols to klezmer, gospel, and Elvis, The Christmas Ballet has something for everyone. Be sure to treat yourself and your loved ones to this Bay Area holiday tradition!