Simcha: a Celebration of Life, Jewish American History in Dance
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The last date listed for Simcha: a Celebration of Life was Saturday February 7, 2009 / 5:00pm.
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Smuin Ballet breaks the boundaries of traditional dance with this evening of vibrant, innovative works from some of the Bay Area's most exciting choreographers. Choreographer Garrett Ammon unleashes his own take on Tchaikovsky's iconic score in Serenade for Strings, using movement to reflect the composition's intensity and precision. In Objects of Curiosity, Smuin's choregrapher-in-residence Amy Seiwert explores the tensions between desire and restraint, pairing them with a delicate score by Philip Glass and Foday Musa Suso that mirrors her study on stage. The evening concludes with Frankie and Johnny, Michael Smuin's passionate tribute to the legendary Gene Kelly, danced to a soundtrack of some of the biggest names in Latin and mambo music. Learn More
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Simcha is a new tale that is inspired by the well-known stories of Sholom Aleichem. It is a touching celebration of the spirit and history of the Jewish culture, using the art forms of dance and music.
Simcha is a travelogue journey that begins in the shtetls of Eastern Europe and ends in America. The story will immerse the audience into the emotions felt by a family torn away from their village and transported to a new land and an unknown life…
Firebird Dance Theatre has always impressed the audience with their non-conventional approach to dance — a flight of fancy and high creativity. The Firebird Dance Theatre consists of passionate people, all with the common goal of excelling in the art of dance. They provide the community with an environment which nurtures the awareness of how different cultures use dance and theater to express their heritage through stories, music and costumes of traditional dress. The Firebird Dance School also participates in this production.
A portion of all proceeds from Simcha will be donated to the Ben Yakir Youth Village in Israel. The Ben Yakir Village is a charity organization in Israel the helps at-risk youth and enriches their lives.
About the Ticket Supplier: Firebird Dance TheatreThe History of Firebird Dance Studio
In 1991, Firebird Dance School -- known then as the Lysaya Dance School -- was born. Founded by world-renowned teacher and choreographer Roza Lysaya after immigrating to the US from the USSR, Firebird began as a small class of 6 students, focusing on traditional folk dances from around the world. 16 years later, we now have well over 100 participants ranging from the age of 18 months in our youngest group to the adults in our performing dance theater, Firebird Dance Theatre. Under the direction of Lotta Burton since 1999, Firebird has continued to expand and win over larger and larger audiences locally, nationally, and around the world. Our repertoire of dances and classes has broadened into a unique fusion of modern, folk, lyrical, ballet, and ballroom dance.