Smuin Ballet 2011-2012 Winter ProgramMountain View Center for the Performing Arts - Main Stage (500 Castro Street Mountain View, CA 94041)
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Tony Award nominee Colman Domingo wrote and stars in this raucous contemporary comedy about life, death and dealing with loss. When his mother passes away, struggling African-American actor Gil rejects the ordinary rituals of grief and opts instead to embark on a rapturous road trip to the happiest place on earth -- with his mother's ashes in tow. A runaway hit of the 2011 New Works Festival, Wild With Happy is a tragicomic tale of one son's manic, yet heartfelt, mission to honor his dearly departed mother in his own personal way. Learn More
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Smuin is a composite of a number of vignettes... I liked first part called "Tango Palace"... Appeared to be set in a Brazilian Tango place. Good music, costumes, good dance performances. The piece called "Stabat Mater" was my favorite, honoring 9/11... Classical music, wonderful dance choreography... didn't care for the Patzy Cline song and dance in the last part of the show... That is why I gave the overall rating as 4 stars instead of five...
More Information About Smuin Ballet 2011-2012 Winter Program
World Premiere: Amy Seiwert, Choreographer
Stabat Mater: Michael Smuin, Choreographer
Tango Palace: Michael Smuin, Choreographer
The Eternal Idol: Michael Smuin, Choreographer
In honor of the tenth anniversary of the September 11, 2011 terrorist attacks, the program includes Stabat Mater, Michael Smuin’s response to that tragedy. An eloquent expression of grief and loss set to Dvorak’s choral work of the same name. Stabat Mater has been called “a powerful response to a national tragedy. . . one of the most beautiful ballets in this choreographer’s remarkable career” (San Francisco Chronicle). Sharing the program is The Eternal Idol, a pas de deux Smuin created for American Ballet Theatre in 1969. This sensuous work, set to Chopin’s lush Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor, is a wistful imagining, where Auguste Rodin’s sculpture of a nude couple locked in an embrace comes to life on stage. Rounding out the program is Michael Smuin’s Tango Palace, a seductive fantasy of possession and passion, jealousy, loss, and love. Examining both the complexities of the human heart and the inventiveness of tango itself, Tango Palace creates a feverish vision of desire through dance.
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.