Audio Described Performances
The Christmas Ballet – Wednesday, December 20th at 2pm
Smuin’s annual holiday extravaganza is back! Celebrate the festive season with a show that’s a little ballet, a little Broadway, and a whole lot of Smuin.
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Short Show Description
Haptic Access Tour
Arrive by 12:30 pm for a 20-30 minute live pre-show tour that allows patrons to experience—through touch and their own movement— the space, performers, costumes, and objects in addition to key movement elements in the performance. Patrons should gather in the lobby of the Blue Shield of California Theater at YBCA at 12:30 pm. The haptic access tour will begin at 12:45 pm.
Act 1, “The Classical Christmas,” features a series of short dances to traditional holiday music that show off the classical ballet technique and pointe work of the dancers.
Act 2, “The Cool Christmas,” follows a similar format of short vignettes and is full of campy moments, fun music, and light-hearted pieces.
For more information, to book a spot in a Haptic Access Tour, or to reserve a headset please call: 415-912-1899
Note to group organizers: We currently have a total of 20 headsets available. We recommend that you ask people to reserve them. To date we have not had more AD users than we could accommodate. If you believe that you will have more AD users than this (i.e. you are working with a school group or organization) please let us know ASAP. We can purchase more receivers and headsets, but it takes up to a week for us to receive shipment.
Date and Time
12/20/2023 2:00 PM to 12/20/2023 4:00 PM
The show is 2 hours long and 3 and a half hours long if you join for the haptic access tour.
Location of event
Blue Shield of California Theater – Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
700 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94103
10 minute walk from both the Montgomery and Powell Bart Stations
For more information, please contact the Smuin Box Office at 415-912-1899.
Gravity Access Service
This audio described performance is possible through a partnership with Gravity Access Services.
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About Audio Described Performances
For blind and visually impaired audience members, Smuin Contemporary Ballet partners with Gravity Access Services to offer live audio description and haptic access tours for selected performances. Audio description is a live audio track spoken by a professional audio describer to audience members with visual impairments through a wireless headset system. It provides clear and engaging descriptions of the meaningful visual details of a performance. Haptic access tours (20-30 minutes) are a live pre-show tour that allows patrons to experience—through touch and their own movement— the space, performers, costumes and objects in addition to key movement elements in the performance.