Smuin Ballet's Fall Program B Featuring Medea
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Called "the most forward-looking American ballet company on the continent" (Contra Costa Times), San Francisco Ballet rarely disappoints in its selection and performance of innovative, genre-defining works. For this exciting triple bill, SF Ballet presents the world premiere of Hummingbird by Liam Scarlett, a contemporary ballet wunderkind who, at only 26, was recently appointed artist-in-residence at The Royal Ballet. The program also includes the return of Helgi Tomasson's masterful The Fifth Season and Serge Lifar's elegant Suite en Blanc, a brilliant showcase of French neoclassicism featuring "a parade of stunning individual and Hollywood-big corps performances" (San Jose Mercury News). 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.