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Lesher Center for the Arts - Hofmann Theater
At the corner of Civic Dr. and Locust St. 1601 Civic Drive Walnut Creek, CA 94596
925-943-7469
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4.8 average rating
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2 stars
attended Feb 07 2009

Beautiful dancing and interesting set.

The ushers seem quite confused on which door to have the patron enter and you are left to traverse the seats to the opposite side. Noted this happened to many people.
Additionally, the ushers allowed...continued

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14 stars
attended Feb 07 2009

The first piece was amazing!! It was the best part of the show. We didn't much like the second piece - Carmen. The last piece was quite nice too.

Really would have loved to see more like the first piece.

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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.

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.