Smuin Ballet Mini-Subscription: Winter and Spring Programs
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The last date listed for Smuin Ballet Mini-Subscription was Sunday February 27, 2011 / 2:00pm (and May 29 at 2:00pm).
Currently at Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts - Main Stage:
- Full Price:
- $52.00 - $68.00
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- $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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Go to Smuin Ballet! You will not be disappointed. I've been going to see them since the late 90's and haven't seen a show I didn't like. Fun, sensual, athletic, colorful, modern, and graceful are all words to describe. Very accessible for those new to dance.
Winter Program — at Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts
Through February 27, 2011
Oh, Inverted World - World Premiere: Trey McIntyre, Choreographer
Brahms-Haydn Variations: Michael Smuin, Choreographer
Bluegrass/Slyde: Michael Smuin, Choreographer
Smuin presents its Oh, Inverted World, a world premiere by Trey McIntyre, one of the most sought-after choreographers working today. McIntyre, founder and artistic director of the nationally recognized Trey McIntyre Project, started shaking things up in the dance scene in 1989 as the choreographic apprentice to Houston Ballet, and has continued to delight and amaze audiences across the country. The program continues with Michael Smuin’s Bluegrass/Slyde, an electric piece in which dancers whirl around spinning poles and revel in the bluegrass rhythm. Also featured is Smuin’s classically styled Brahms-Haydn Variations, a lyrical favorite filled with courtly references called “lovely” by The San Francisco Chronicle.
Spring Program — at Bayside Center for the Performing Arts
May 6 — June 4, 2011
Momentum: Choo San Goh, Choreographer
Mozart Requiem - World Premiere: Amy Seiwert, Choreographer
To The Beatles, Revisited: Michael Smuin, Choreographer
The Spring program features the romantic ballet Momentum by internationally celebrated choreographer Choo San Goh. Set to a Prokofiev piano concerto both lush and bold, Momentum is renowned for its clean, sculptural lines and streamlined partnering. Also featured is a World Premiere by Choreographer-in-Residence Amy Seiwert, set to the haunting, powerful music of Mozart’s Requiem. A former dancer with Smuin Ballet, Amy Seiwert has won numerous awards and critical accolades. The San Francisco Bay Guardian says, “[Seiwert] has one of the Bay Area’s most intriguing voices… fresh, mysterious, and mesmerizing.” Rounding out the bill is To The Beatles: Revisited, a hip, entertaining celebration of the most influential group in the history of rock ’n’ roll. Originally created in 1984 by Michael Smuin, the piece is set to Beatles hits such as “Help,” “Day Tripper,” “Sgt. Pepper,” and “Come Together” and highlights the charm, the warmth, and the wit of the boys from Liverpool.
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