(above photo by Drew Altizer Photography)
Event: Smuin Ballet’s 2015 Gala: Unforgettable
Date: March 15, 2015
Place: The Galleria, 101 Henry Adams Street, San Francisco
Tickets: Tables of 10: $15,000, $10,000, $7,500, $5,000
Individual tickets: $500, $750, $1,000
This sparkling event, co-chaired by Patti and Jerry Hume, and Athena and John Konstin, will be sponsored by iconic jeweler Bulgari. This festive evening will include a cocktail reception, a performance by Smuin Ballet dancers, a live auction and a delectable dinner catered by McCall’s. To make this evening truly unforgettable, Smuin Ballet dancers will be draped in Bulgari jewels, combining the elegance of the ballet troupe with the timelessness of the famous jeweler.
Honored guests for this event include former San Francisco Mayor Willie L. Brown, Wilkes Bashford, “Voice of the Giants” Renel Brooks-Moon, Senator Mark Leno and London Breed. Live auction items will include rare and memorable experiences and superb goods and services. Among this year’s one-of-a-kind auction items are lavish stays in Mexico and Provence, a football package with John Madden, a fabulous year with a different top-rated restaurant meal each month, and much more.
Debuting in San Francisco in March 1994, Smuin Ballet immediately established itself as “one of this country’s most entertaining, original ballet troupes” (Dance Magazine), and as a dance company of international acclaim. Michael Smuin’s singular philosophy to create pieces which merge the diverse vocabularies of classical ballet and contemporary dance has served as the company’s touchstone since its beginning.