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Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
3301 Lyon Street San Francisco, CA 94123
415-567-6642
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18 reviews
33 stars
attended Oct 05 2007

The performance included 4 sets with a mix of contemporary and classical interpretations. The music (recorded not live) was well selected and audio was very good. The variety provided something for all tastes (within the ballet/dance spectrum) and...continued

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5 reviews
1 stars
attended Oct 13 2007

Absolutely perfect, excellent seats, excellent performance...totally enjoyed ourselves!

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Goldstar Member Red Velvet
10 events
3 reviews
11 stars
attended Oct 06 2007

Fabulous show. Fantastic dancers. Great choreography. I hadn't realized what a fantastic company this is.

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Website

http://www.smuinballet.org/seas_07fall.php

Quotes & Highlights

“It…is one of the most beautiful ballets in this choreographer’s remarkable career.” —New York Times (on Michael Smuin’s “Stabat Mater.”)

Description

Smuin Ballet’s 2007 Fall/Winter Program will feature the return of Michael Smuin’s iconic Stabat Mater, choreographed to Dvorak’s music of the same title, in response to 9/11. Duettino¸ a virtuoso pas de deux, set to Verdi opera selections choreographed by Michael in the early 80’s for SF Ballet dancers Diana Weber and David McNaughton makes its first Bay Area appearance in over 20 years. Guest choreographer Kirk Peterson (The Eyes That Gently Touch) returns with the West Coast Premiere of his whimsical “Smuin-esque” ballet, Reinin’ in the Hurricane, set to country music legends Johnny Cash, Gene Autry, k.d. lang and more. Peterson was most recently Artistic Director of the American Ballet Theatre Studio Company and was the innovative Artistic Director of Hartford Ballet for five years. Also featured will be Objects of Curiosity, a World Premiere by Smuin Protégé Program resident choreographer Amy Seiwert – an effort certain to continue her status as an artist who “more than any other choreographer in the Bay Area is exploring the language of classicism with an almost religious belief in its eloquence, power and possibilities”( Voice of Dance). Seiwert, was recently named one of “25 to Watch” by Dance Magazine. Last season her Falling Up for Smuin Ballet was an audience and critical sensation.

Amy Seiwert-World Premiere:

Protege Program choreographer and Company member, Amy Seiwert, creates a new work for Smuin Ballet. Amy has created six ballets for Smuin Ballet and Michael considered her to be an extremely gifted choreographer. She was recently named one of “25 to watch” by Dance Magazine.  Last year Amy was invited to the New York Choreographic Institute at the New York City Ballet, and she premiered new works with Robert Moses Kin, here in San Francisco, and Ballet Nouveau in Colorado.

Duettino

A virtuoso pas de deux, set to Verdi opera selections choreographed by Michael Smuin in the early 80’s for SF Ballet dancers Diana Weber and David McNaughton makes its first Bay Area appearance in over 20 years.

Stabat Mater

Michael created Stabat Mater to Dvorak’s music of the same title, in response to the tragedies surrounding 9/11.  The San Francisco Chronicle proclaimed “It…is one of the most beautiful ballets in this choreographer’s remarkable career.”  It’s only fitting we perform this in memory of Michael.

Reinin’ in the Hurricane

West Coast Premiere

Guest choreographer Kirk Peterson (The Eyes That Gently Touch) returns with this whimsical “Smuin-esque” ballet set to the music of country western’s greatest — Gene Autry, k.d. lang and more. Peterson is Artistic Director of the American Ballet Theatre Studio Company and was the innovative Artistic Director of Hartford Ballet for five years.

About the Ticket Supplier: Smuin Ballet

Smuin Ballet was founded in 1994 by the renowned choreographer Michael Smuin, formerly the Director of San Francisco Ballet. Beyond their regular seasonal performances, the Smuin Ballet dancers engage in a wide range of special projects, including appearing in three films: A Walk in the Clouds, The Fantasticks and George Lucas' 1996 Return of the Jedi, Special Edition.