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.
Currently at Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts - Main Stage:
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In the Bay Area premiere of this 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, an Iraq war veteran grapples with personal and family issues, while the motherly moderator of an online support group for recovering addicts and its members struggle to stay sober. Their worlds end up colliding in unexpected ways, as they seek redemption through connection and community. This moving collage of lives in crisis was written by Tony nominee Quiara Alegría Hudes (In the Heights) and receives its much-anticipated regional debut from TheatreWorks Silicon Valley. 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.