Smuin Ballet's Fall/Winter Season: Carmen, Dances with Songs, World Premiere
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The last date listed for Smuin Ballet: Fall/Winter Season was Sunday March 1, 2009 / 2:00pm.
Currently at Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts - Main Stage:
- Full Price:
- $52.00 - $68.00
- Our Price:
- $27.50 - $35.50
A heart-rending debut, a crowd-pleasing favorite and an iconic work are the highlights of Smuin Ballet's winter program XXtremes. For the first time ever in Northern California, the company will perform Jiri Kylian's acclaimed Return to a Strange Land, set to music by Czech composer Leos Janacek. Return expresses the journey from loss to hope with rare elegance and astonishing form. Brought back by popular demand, the company will also dance Dear Miss Cline, a buoyant and colorful romp through the music of Patsy Cline. Choreographed by the company's own Amy Seiwert, the piece features 10 Nashville tunes, including the immortal "Walkin' After Midnight." Finally, Smuin Ballet will pay tribute to its late, great founder Michael Smuin by performing his Carmina Burana. Set to the pulse-thumping cantata by Carl Orff, the choreography of Carmina Burana exemplifies the rhythm, speed and syncopation for which Smuin Ballet is beloved. Learn More
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Quotes & Highlights
- See <a target="_blank" href="http://www.goldstar.com/events/walnut-creek-ca/smuin-ballet-fallwinter-season.html">Goldstar member reviews</a> of Smuin Ballet's recent performance at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek.
The program begins as Choreographer in Residence Amy Seiwert presents her wry, quirky take on lust in Been Through Diamonds – her 7th new work for the Company. The critics have wildly acclaimed Amy’s subtle humor in this piece as well as her unexpected pairing of modern movement and Mozart. Emmy Award-winning Robert Sund’s sexy, jazzy interpretation of Carmen set to Miles Davis’ Sketches of Spain follows. The program is rounded off with a celebration of Michael Smuin’s signature Dances with Songs - a marvelous and colorful medley set to all our favorites. The piece is as fresh and entertaining today as it was in its 1994 debut.