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Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts - Main Stage
at Mercy Street 500 Castro Street Mountain View, CA 94041
650-903-6000
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plenty of dining restaurants in walking distance. Good coffee shop with light salads/sandwiches etc.
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Smuin Ballet 2011-2012 Winter Program
51 ratings
4.5 average rating
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24 events
10 reviews
10 stars
attended Feb 25 2012

We try to attend every Smuin performance and have never been disappointed. The dancers and the imagination in the programing are fabulous.

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Bill Ward Red Velvet
25 events
6 reviews
3 stars
attended Feb 24 2012

Always innovative and creative, Smuin is my favorite ballet

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10 events
2 reviews
11 stars
attended Feb 25 2012

I have attended the Smuin Ballet before and always enjoyed it. But this time it was terrific! They just keep getting better and better, The program was varied and interesting, the choreography imaginative, and the dancing gorgeous.

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Program:

World Premiere: Amy Seiwert, Choreographer

Stabat Mater: Michael Smuin, Choreographer

Tango Palace: Michael Smuin, Choreographer

The Eternal Idol: Michael Smuin, Choreographer

In honor of the tenth anniversary of the September 11, 2011 terrorist attacks, the program includes Stabat Mater, Michael Smuin’s response to that tragedy. An eloquent expression of grief and loss set to Dvorak’s choral work of the same name. Stabat Mater has been called “a powerful response to a national tragedy. . . one of the most beautiful ballets in this choreographer’s remarkable career” (San Francisco Chronicle). Sharing the program is The Eternal Idol, a pas de deux Smuin created for American Ballet Theatre in 1969. This sensuous work, set to Chopin’s lush Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor, is a wistful imagining, where Auguste Rodin’s sculpture of a nude couple locked in an embrace comes to life on stage. Rounding out the program is Michael Smuin’s Tango Palace, a seductive fantasy of possession and passion, jealousy, loss, and love. Examining both the complexities of the human heart and the inventiveness of tango itself, Tango Palace creates a feverish vision of desire through dance.