Smuin Ballet's Fall Program at Palace of Fine Arts
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Get yourself down to Funky Town and prepare to boogie with some of the best music of the 1970s in this all-singing, all-dancing salute to the decade. Featuring an array of disco, funk, R&B and pop hits from stars of the era like Rick James, Barry White, Sonny & Cher, The Carpenters and The Jackson 5. More than 60 local performers will sing, dance and skate to some of your favorite songs. In addition, you'll see unforgettable clips from classic '70s TV shows, movies and commercials. This is a one-night-only blast from the past that you won't want to miss! Learn More
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My partner and I invited our Canadian friends who live and were visiting from Mexico. We first started our day in the late morning with a visit to the Exploratorium as it is also @ the Palace of Fine Arts. We had a delicious lunch @ the cafe...continued
World Premiere: Amy Seiwert, Choreographer
Stabat Mater: Michael Smuin, Choreographer
Tango Palace: Michael Smuin, Choreographer
The Eternal Idol: Michael Smuin, Choreographer
In honor of the tenth anniversary of the September 11, 2011 terrorist attacks, the program includes Stabat Mater, Michael Smuin’s response to that tragedy. An eloquent expression of grief and loss set to Dvorak’s choral work of the same name. Stabat Mater has been called “a powerful response to a national tragedy. . . one of the most beautiful ballets in this choreographer’s remarkable career” (San Francisco Chronicle). Sharing the program is The Eternal Idol, a pas de deux Smuin created for American Ballet Theatre in 1969. This sensuous work, set to Chopin’s lush Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor, is a wistful imagining, where Auguste Rodin’s sculpture of a nude couple locked in an embrace comes to life on stage. Rounding out the program is Michael Smuin’s Tango Palace, a seductive fantasy of possession and passion, jealousy, loss, and love. Examining both the complexities of the human heart and the inventiveness of tango itself, Tango Palace creates a feverish vision of desire through dance.