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Smuin Ballet Dancers’ Typical Day Sneak Peek | SF

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 11:00 am to 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Academy of Ballet | 2121 Market St., San Francisco, CA



2017 Bay Area Dance Week | April 21 – April 30

Photo | David Yu

The 19th annual Bay Area National Dance Week runs Friday, April 21 – Sunday, April 30, 2017.

The annual 10-day festival features over 400 free events throughout the Bay Area. Take dance classes and watch free performances in a wide range of styles including Argentine tango, classical Indian, jazz, hip hop, ballet, traditional hula, fire dance, Samba, modern, Chinese classical, belly dance, aerial dance, West African, contact improvisation, and more.

> Complete Schedule of 2017 Free Events

Come see Smuin dancers up close in an open studio rehearsal in honor of Bay Area Dance Week. Observe their 16 dancers during a typical day in the studio, working in conjunction with their ballet master and various choreographers to perfect the Company’s new works for the stage.

Don’t miss this behind-the-scenes look at their upcoming program Dance Series 02; featuring a world premiere by acclaimed choreographer Trey McIntyre, the return of choreographer-in-residence Amy Seiwert’s “Broken Open,” and a world premiere from one of Smuin’s very own dancers, Nicole Haskins.


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Categories: **Annual Event**, *Top Pick*, Bay Area Dance Week, Fairs & Festivals, San Francisco Bay Area, Theater & Performance
Address: 2121 Market St., San Francisco, CA

Thursday, April 27, 2017

All Day   Bay Area Dance Week 2017: Free Events | April 27  FREE*
*Free, but some classes required RSVP.
11:00 am   Smuin Ballet Dancers’ Typical Day Sneak Peek | SF  FREE
12:30 pm   “Crissy Field Center Models Sustainability” Walking Tour | SF  FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required. Donations are highly encouraged.
5:30 pm   2017 Poems Under The Dome | SF City Hall  FREE
6:00 pm   “Town Social” Monthly Rooftop Night Market: Spring Edition | Oakland  FREE*
*Bring money for food and beverages.
6:00 pm   Exploratorium After Dark: “Mirrors” with Ron Hipschman | Pier 15  $15*
*$15 General; $10 Members; Free for Lab Members ($10 Add-On Ticket for the Tactile Dome) Adults Only (18+)
6:00 pm   “Voices of Dissent” Letters From The Camps | The Presidio  FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
6:00 pm   Free Drive-In Movie Night | East Bay  FREE*
*Arrive early; the drive-in fills up quickly on free nights
6:00 pm   Free Drive-In Movie Night | San Jose  FREE*
*Arrive early; the drive-in fills up quickly on free nights
6:00 pm   Win Tix: “SF Maritime Beer Fest” at Historic Pier 45 | SF  WIN
6:30 pm   Mycology Mixer & DIY Biology Case Study | SF  FREE
6:30 pm   “Soframiz: Vibrant Middle Eastern Recipes” Book Launch | Omnivore Books  FREE
6:30 pm   “The Macallan” Single Malt Scotch Whisky Tasting & Class | SF  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. 21+ Only.
7:00 pm   “In Memory of an Angel” Book Discussion | City Lights  FREE
7:00 pm   Echoes Of Oppression: Music, Spoken Word & Poems | San Jose  FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is recommended.
7:00 pm   “Pizza Party” Cheesy Art Spring Group Show | SF  FREE
7:00 pm   “Punching Up” Comedy Showcase At A Craft Beer House | Oakland  FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
7:00 pm   USF Dance Generators: Rites of Passage | SF  FREE
7:30 pm   Listen for A Change: Social Justice Storytelling | SF  FREE*
*There’s free food and open bar, but this is a self-funded, grassroots events and donations are very much appreciated. All funds in excess will be divided among three awesome organizations to which each speaker is affiliated.
7:30 pm   Win Tix: Femprovisor Fest 2017 (The Bitchin’-est Improv Fest) | EXIT Theater  WIN
8:00 pm   Free Standup Comedy in a Barber Shop & $1 Beer | SF  FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.
8:00 pm   HellaFunny on Haight Street | Milk Bar  FREE*
*Use promo code HELLAFUNNY for free tickets. Otherwise, it's $15.
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