Smuin Ballet: Unlaced
Smuin Ballet continues to break the boundaries of traditional dance with Unlaced, an evening of vibrant, innovative works from some of the country's most exciting choreographers, at San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater. Two works from the repertoire of Tony-winning choreographer Michael Smuin will be performed: the Romeo and Juliet balcony pas de deux, Smuin's take on Prokoviev, and Heart's Suite, with music by Edith Piaf. From choreographer Helen Pickett, who studied as a dancer under Smuin at the San Francisco Ballet School, comes the return of Petal, an effervescent piece set to music by Philip Glass and Thomas Montgomery Newman that was called "the perfect piece for spring" by Atlanta Magazine. Unlaced concludes with a world premiere from choreographer Adam Hougland, set to music by indie-rock singer-songwriter Joan as Police Woman.