Smuin Ballet's Spring Program at Sunset Center in Carmel
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All offers for Smuin Ballet's Spring Program have expired.
The last date listed for Smuin Ballet's Spring Program was Saturday June 5, 2010 / 8:00pm.
Currently at Sunset Center Theater:
- Full Price:
- $55.00 - $70.00
- Our Price:
- $15.00 - $35.00
The gorgeous city of Carmel-by-the-Sea plays gracious host once again to music lovers worldwide for the 77th edition of its famed Bach Festival. Led by artistic director and conductor Paul Goodwin, the 2014 celebration focuses on the connection between Baroque composer Johann Sebastian Bach and his Italian counterparts like Corelli and Vivaldi. An exciting two-week event full of orchestral and choral concerts, recitals and more, the Carmel Bach Festival has attracted its usual share of stellar talents for its series of concerts at the Sunset Center Theater. Set to take the stage this year are mandolin virtuosos Mike Marshall and Caterina Lichtenberg, tenor Rufus Miller and British violinist, concertmaster and early music specialist Peter Hanson of the famed Eroica Quartet. Please see the full event description for details on the lineup and performers. 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.