Trio of Masterful Works Highlight Smuin Ballet's Spring Program
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The last date listed for Smuin Ballet 2012 Spring Program was Sunday May 27, 2012 / 2:00pm.
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Now, more than ever, Agustín Anievas stands alone. His few peers having long ago faded into retirement, the virtuoso pianist continues to play brilliantly, his technique as enviable as ever, his passion magically undiminished since the days when Time praised his "rhapsodic, deeply felt musical vision." One of the greatest American pianists alive, the man whom The New York Times called "the lion of the keyboard" comes to Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts to play Schubert, Beethoven and Chopin. Hear live some of the very pieces Anievas recorded for EMI -- albums which are now considered to be among the treasures of American classical music. See the event description for more details about the astonishing program of this sure-to-be memorable concert. Learn More
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VERY disappointed! We've loved the Smuin Ballet for many years, and always appreciate the variety of individual programs. There's always at least one "crowd pleaser', a light piece, often with delicious humor. We come out uplifted with big smiles...continued
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“Smuin dancers nailed the fresh and compelling choreography that, while nodding to hip-hop, jazz and African movement, stayed firmly within the neoclassical mold, with crisp pointework, conventional pirouette preparations and a variety of takes on the pas de basque.” —HuffingtonPost.com
World Premiere: Ma Cong, Choreographer
_*Swipe*_*:* Val Caniparoli, Choreographer
Symphony of Psalms: Michael Smuin, Choreographer
After the smash success French Twist from Smuin Ballet’s 2009-2010 season, choreographer Ma Cong returns to create a World Premiere on the spirited San Francisco company. Currently a resident choreographer and principal dancer at Tulsa Ballet, Cong studied at the Beijing Dance Academy. As a choreographer, Cong has created many works for Tulsa Ballet as well as works for other companies such as Ballet Met Columbus, Ballet Florida, Ballet Nouveau Colorado, Richmond Ballet, Houston Ballet and many others.
A highly-technical piece for four men and three women, Swipe is set to a remix of String Quartet No. 2 by London composer Gabriel Prokofiev, grandson of Sergei Prokofiev. A classically-trained composer known for electro club and hip-hop music, Prokofiev’s music compliments the pulsing energy of Caniparoli’s choreography as well as the choreographer’s penchant for mixing classical and contemporary styles.
Rounding out the program is Smuin’s Symphony of Psalms, set to Stravinsky’s score, called “a varied and inspiring collection of stunning choreography” by the SF Bay Times. This full company work blends Stravinsky’s powerful and mesmerizing score with Smuin’s dynamic choreography.