“There’s no better way to express the joy of the season!”
Allan Ulrich, San Francisco Chronicle
Baby, it’s cold outside, but it’s sizzlin’ hot around the Bay Area when Smuin kicks off the holidays with The Christmas Ballet! Featuring ballet, tap, swing, jazz, and more, this dazzling dance spectacular offers plenty of new surprises from classical to cool and contemporary. The first act, Classical Christmas, features dancers in brilliant snow-white ensembles performing time-honored favorites of the holiday season. The second act, Cool Christmas, delivers a red-hot costume change along with a medley of modern festive numbers, including the charming “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” and the iconic “Santa Baby.” Spark your holidays with Smuin’s annual yuletide treat, declared “the finest toast to the season” by the San Francisco Chronicle!
Run time: 2 hours
Tickets available at smuinballet.org.
YBCA Members enjoy 20% off seats to The Christmas Ballet. Offer excludes weekend matinee performances (Sat Dec 16, 2PM; Sun Dec 17, 2PM; Sat Dec 23, 2PM; Sun Dec 24, 2PM).
For more than 20 years, Smuin has pushed the boundaries of contemporary ballet within a distinctly American style, engaging and delighting audiences with uncommon physicality and expression. Founded in San Francisco in 1994 by Tony and Emmy-award-winning choreographer Michael Smuin, the Company is committed to creating work that merges the diverse vocabularies of classical ballet and contemporary dance. Since 2007, Artistic Director Celia Fushille has enriched the Company’s impressive repertoire with contemporary choreographic voices, commissioned world premieres, and collaborated with inventive choreographers from around the world.
Photo: Keith Sutter