Smuin Ballet's Fall Program B Featuring Medea
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Two of the godfathers of hilarious, edgy political comedy come to the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre to make you laugh while you think. Known for his explosively funny, controversial and politically charged routines about race and current events, Paul Mooney is considered a living legend in the comedy world, having written for Richard Pryor, Robin Williams, Sandra Bernhard and Whoopi Goldberg. He's also been a writer for the TV shows Sanford and Son, In Living Color and Chappelle's Show. Dick Gregory has used his comedy and social satire as a form of political activism, and his activist efforts have extended to more serious pursuits outside of comedy as well. Discovered in 1961 by Hugh Hefner, Gregory went on to perform nationally and on television. He earned a place on Comedy Central's list of the 100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time. Learn More
Shannon Hurlburt follows his 2004 piece Dumky, “an achievement of remarkable musical sensitivity, humor and invention” (San Francisco Chronicle,) with the world premiere of MAX3 set to Quartet #1 Op.9 in C Minor by Max Bruch. This work for ten dancers over four movements unravels the elements of romance and courtship in Hurlburt’s marked athletic style of movement.
Favorably compared to early William Forsythe, Alonzo King, and Mark Morris, Amy Seiwert premieres THE MELTING, a work for eight dancers exploring the theme of transformation. The work is set to music by Evelyn Glennie from her album “Shadow Behind the Iron Sun.” Demonstrating “an increasing structural master” (Contra Costa Times) the award winning Seiwert consistently offers musically challenging works with intense energy, such as last season’s Ruhig, and previously Short Ride, which premiered as part of the company’s 10th Anniversary Retrospective.
To complement these world premieres, Smuin Ballet will reprise one of Michael Smuin’s most classic and dramatic works, MEDEA. Dance Magazine raves, MEDEA is “timeless, a brutally clear piece of pure dance storytelling that makes perfect use of Samuel Barber’s chillingly economical score. With confident Celia Fushille-Burke in the title role, the work [is] positively bloodcurdling.” Fushille-Burke will reprise the title role this season as the betrayed sorceress in this tale of jealousy and revenge.