Smuin Ballet Fall/Winter Program at Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
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The last date listed for Smuin Ballet Fall/Winter Program was Sunday October 14, 2007 / 2:00pm.
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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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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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“It…is one of the most beautiful ballets in this choreographer’s remarkable career.” —New York Times (on Michael Smuin’s “Stabat Mater.”)
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.
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.
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.