Smuin Ballet's Fall/Winter Season: Carmen, Dances with Songs, World Premiere
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The last date listed for Smuin Ballet: Fall/Winter Season was Saturday February 7, 2009 / 8:00pm.
Currently at Lesher Center for the Arts - Hofmann Theater:
- Full Price:
- $59.00 - $75.00
- Our Price:
- $29.50 - $37.50
A gleeful romp through some of Broadway's most beloved numbers and two exciting world premieres will take center stage as Smuin Ballet closes out its 20th anniversary season with XXcentric. Choreographed by the company's late, great founder Michael Smuin, Dancin' With Gershwin explores the evolution and reinvention of American dance, with a little help from the Great White Way. The world-premiere ballet But now I must rest comes from Smuin choreographer-in-residence Amy Seiwert and draws inspiration from the lush music of Cesária Évora, aka the Queen of Morna. The program's other world-premiere piece, choreographer Val Caniparoli's Tutto Eccetto il Lavandino (everything but the kitchen sink), blends the music of Vivaldi and the company's high-energy athleticism with wit and reflective beauty. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Goldstar Member
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The Smuin Company has come back to life this season. Amy Seiwert's "Been Through Diamonds" was delightful! And Michael's "Dances with Songs" just had the whole place rockin'!
And, best of all, we had excellent seats at the no-hassle Lesher Center venue. Great value, right here in Walnut Creek!
The program begins as Choreographer in Residence Amy Seiwert presents her wry, quirky take on lust in Been Through Diamonds – her 7th new work for the Company. The critics have wildly acclaimed Amy’s subtle humor in this piece as well as her unexpected pairing of modern movement and Mozart. Emmy Award-winning Robert Sund’s sexy, jazzy interpretation of Carmen set to Miles Davis’ Sketches of Spain follows. The program is rounded off with a celebration of Michael Smuin’s signature Dances with Songs – a marvelous and colorful medley set to all our favorites. The piece is as fresh and entertaining today as it was in its 1994 debut.