Without dance, people could only hum along to “Macarena,” and Jane Austen characters would be forced to say what was really on their minds. Let movements speak with today’s GrouponLive deal to see Smuin Ballet’s annual holiday program, The Christmas Ballet, at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. This deal is valid for any performance between December 14 and December 24, as shown on this schedule. Choose between the following options:
- For $30, you get one ticket for gold-section seating (a $65 value, including fees).
- For $30, you get one ticket for balcony seating (a $68 value, including fees).<p>
Customers must redeem online prior to going to the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.
Smuin Ballet pirouettes relentlessly toward the future of performance, weaving new dancers, programs, and choreographers into a tapestry of avant-garde theatrical innovation. This holiday season, the studio coaxes wide-eyed wonder from audiences and incognito snowmen with its annual family-friendly production of The Christmas Ballet. Along with Emmy Award–winning choreographer Robert Sund, Celia Fushille leads the talented troupe of twirlers, fusing his expertise with the graceful guidance of renowned in-residence dance designer Amy Seiwart. During the two-hour extravaganza, rock-toed figurants perform charming, humorous, and sultry pieces amid seasonal backdrops that include glistening snowflakes and grizzly bears dressed as Santa. Adaptations of holiday rituals from around the world garnish the performance with exotic vibes, and more traditional steps such as tap and swing beguile viewers with time-honored moves.