Smuin Ballet's Spring Program at Sunset Center in Carmel
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The last date listed for Smuin Ballet's Spring Program was Saturday June 5, 2010 / 8:00pm.
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Widely considered to be one of the top three ballet companies in America, San Francisco Ballet invites you to attend three performances from its 2014 season in the opulent War Memorial Opera House. This package allows you to see some of the most exciting dance performances in the country, some of them being staged for the first time ever. Your SF Ballet experience begins with the season opener, Giselle. One the greatest romantic ballets in the classical repertory, this is the heartbreaking tale of a peasant girl with a fragile heart, a passion for dancing and a weakness for a man who belongs to someone else. Next, you'll attend a program of three ballets that includes an exciting world premiere by Val Caniparoli, as well as encore presentations of two critically acclaimed works from the 2013 season. The final performance is Cinderella, Christopher Wheeldon's magical new production of the fairy tale ballet that was so popular last year it's been brought back for another round. Please see the full event description for more details on the performances and schedule. Learn More
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Smuin Ballet brings its invigorating spring program to Carmel. The program consists of three enthralling, high-energy ballets—visual stunner Petite Mort, passionate Songs of Mahler, and the striking French Twist.
European choreographer Jirí Kylián’s breathtaking Petite Mort, which pairs six men and six women with six fencing foils, set to two of Mozart’s most beautiful piano concertos, marks a significant collaboration for Smuin Ballet. Petite Mort encompasses Kylian’s trademark grace and inventiveness in a roundelay in which aggression, sexuality, vulnerability, tenderness, and harmony all play a part. Smuin Ballet will be the first Bay Area company to perform this jewel by Kylián, one of the most inventive and daring choreographers at work today and for many years the driving force behind Nederlands Dans Theater. Continuing the program is Michael Smuin’s Songs of Mahler, a vivid ballet that flows through a range of emotions from playful to dramatic and passionate. Rounding out what will be a remarkable program is rising star choreographer Ma Cong’s fast and flirtatious piece French Twist set to five musical selections by French composer Hugues Le Bars. Currently a principal dancer at Tulsa Ballet, Cong was named one of Dance Magazine’s “Top 25 to Watch” in 2006 and created French Twist at the National Choreographers Initiative in the summer of 2008.
About the Ticket Supplier: Smuin Ballet
Smuin Ballet was founded in 1994 by the renowned choreographer Michael Smuin, formerly the Director of San Francisco Ballet. Beyond their regular seasonal performances, the Smuin Ballet dancers engage in a wide range of special projects, including appearing in three films: A Walk in the Clouds, The Fantasticks and George Lucas' 1996 Return of the Jedi, Special Edition.