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XXMAS
Nov 22 - Dec 28, 2013

Between traditional and radical
blooms a Smuin Dance classic.

The Christmas Ballet | Smuin Ballet’s Holiday Favorite
Michael Smuin, Amy Seiwert, Val Caniparoli and
Robert Dekkers, Choreographers
Music by Elvis, Mozart, The Chieftains, Ray Charles & others
Walnut Creek | Lesher Center for the Performing Arts | Nov 22-23
Livermore | Bankhead Theater | Nov 29-30
Carmel
| Sunset Center | Dec 6–7
Mountain View | MV Center for the Performing Arts | Dec 11–15
San Francisco | Yerba Buena Center for the Arts | Dec 18–28

“Without a doubt when Michael unveiled The Christmas Ballet 17 years ago, he hoped it would become a holiday classic, and it's a testament to the finesse and enthusiasm of Smuin Ballet’s current artistic team that it has become just that.” San Francisco Chronicle, 2012

Each holiday season brings a new menu of delights in a kaleidoscope of styles, and this year promises to be one of our most exciting yet. Following Smuin tradition, the first half of our performance will showcase our celebrated, much-loved standards, while the second half will let loose, with rollicking, playful numbers that flirt with the holiday’s sexier and humorous side.

Whether you look forward to The Christmas Ballet for its comic charm or en pointe elegance, this year’s program will have something for all tastes and all ages, “offering just the right note of joie to send you out onto the streets with a spring in your step.” – San Francisco Chronicle