The refined human motion of ballet is inspiring to aspiring dancers, captivating to anatomy students, and vexing to small, twitchy mammals that prefer disjointed movements. Send nearby pygmy marmosets into a jealous tizzy with today's Groupon: for $30, you get an Elite or VIP ticket to Smuin Ballet. Tickets are valid for the spring program, which runs:
- May 6 to May 15 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco.
- May 25 to May 29 at the Bayside Performing Arts Center in San Mateo.
Smuin has been pushing the conventions of ballet and choreography toward the future's robot-ruled dystopia for the last 17 years, touring nationally and internationally. For this year's spring program, Amy Seiwert (Smuin's lauded choreographer in residence) and internationally acclaimed choreographer Choo San Goh blend refined ballet choreography with more unconventional move-busting to the sounds of Mozart's Requiem, a Prokofiev piano concerto, and a smattering of mop-topped hits by The Beatles. See the performance calendar for Bayside or Yerba for more details.