About the Experience
Dive into the emotional depths of John Neumeier’s The Little Mermaid, a heart-wrenching tale of love and sacrifice. This will not be parallel with the Disney Princess movie that we all love and adore. Rather, it is a haunting tale about the mermaid who travels between both worlds (both land and sea), tormented by her unrequited love for the prince. Will it end happily? You'll have to come to find out!
*Not recommended for children under age 12
About the night
What to Wear:
Business casual to under-the-sea cocktail attire
Date and Time
Friday, April 19th, 2019
Location - WAR MEMORIAL OPERA HOUSE
301 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102
What to expect...
The Mermaid will be performed by Principal Dancer, Yuan Yuan Tan who has been dancing at the San Francisco Ballet for 24 years! Yuan Yuan is known for her technical finesse, exceptional performances and her ability to take on challenging roles with poise.
Throughout her role, she will be wearing long pants as her mermaid fin while she is lifted by three shadows to appear as if she is swimming. Once she "gains legs" she will be dancing barefoot (which is not commonly seen at the San Francisco) Ballet followed by a climatic performance on pointe as she professes her love for the prince. Needless to say, it is quite the undertaking and we can't wait to see this beautiful production with you!
What else you should know?
Hans Christian Anderson was the original author of The Little Mermaid and it was first published in 1837. Since then, the story has been translated and adapted through books, television, film, theater, and ballet among many others. Although it is a heart-wrenching story about the ultimate sacrifice of love, it has been cherished and celebrated for nearly 200 years!