Smuin’s spring season is abuzz with activity! Join us for for any or all of these delightful gatherings to celebrate Smuin Ballet and the opening of our phenomenal program Dance Series Two. The series includes the premiere of Helen Pickett’s much-anticipated Oasis with an original score by Netflix’s House of Cards composer Jeff Beal.

Ballet at the Barre – Happy Hour at the Redwood Room
April 28, 5-8pm

Meet and socialize with Smuin’s dancers and patrons in one of San Francisco’s most elegant and historic rooms. Bring your friends!

Opening Night Dinner & Conversation with Creative Team of Oasis
May 6, 2016, 5:30-7:30pm  

Join us for an extra special opening night dinner with the creative team of Oasis, a Smuin Ballet world premiere. Curious how a new dance work is developed for the stage? Want to celebrate an exciting new work up-close with the artists? Go inside the artistic process with a panel discussion featuring the collaborators and enjoy a delicious dinner before opening night!

Ballet & Bowling FUN-raiser!
May 24, 6-10pm

Grab some friends or co-workers, form a team, and have a blast while helping Smuin raise funds for our world premiere of Oasis. The event will include bowling, an open bar, tasty treats, a fantastic raffle, and much more! For questions, email Deb Glazer or call 415-556-5000 x100.

Meet and Greet

For select dates during Dance Series Two, have the chance to meet and mingle with the Smuin dancers in the lobby immediately following the program. Mark your calendars:

  • May 6 – Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
  • May 27 – Lesher Center for the Arts
  • June 3 – San Mateo Performing Arts Center
  • June 10 – Sunset Center

Dance Series Two
May 6-June 11, 2016

In addition to the premiere of Oasis, Smuin Ballet celebrates the return of two fabulous works: Jiří Kylián’s lyrical masterpiece Return to a Strange Land, a poignant reflection on the strange land we enter when we pass from this world, and Val Caniparoli’s Tutto Eccetto il Lavandino (everything but the kitchen sink), a dynamic and modern work that moves from classical to contemporary ballet to theatricality set to the music of Vivaldi.