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Smuin pushes the boundaries of contemporary ballet within a distinctly American style, combining classical ballet training, technique, and artistry with uncommon physicality and expression. Smuin offers audiences an experience of ballet that is entertaining, evocative, and original.

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Gala Co-Chairs Patti & Jerry Hume and Athena & John Konstin, along with Smuin’s Board of Trustees and the Friends of Smuin host committee, invite you to celebrate Smuin’s 23rd Season with cocktails, dance performance, dinner, live auction, and after-dinner dancing.

The Galleria, 101 Henry Adams Street
San Francisco • Event begins at 5:00pm

For information on sponsorship opportunities, early ticket and table purchases, contact Deb Glazer, Development Director.

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Smuin is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization presenting world-class contemporary ballet in San Francisco and the greater Bay Area for more than 20 years!

Ticket sales cover less than 40% of our annual budget.

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