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Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts - Main Stage
at Mercy Street 500 Castro Street Mountain View, CA 94041
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Winter Program — at Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts

Through February 27, 2011

Oh, Inverted World – World Premiere: Trey McIntyre, Choreographer

Brahms-Haydn Variations: Michael Smuin, Choreographer

Bluegrass/Slyde: Michael Smuin, Choreographer

Smuin presents its Oh, Inverted World, a world premiere by Trey McIntyre, one of the most sought-after choreographers working today. McIntyre, founder and artistic director of the nationally recognized Trey McIntyre Project, started shaking things up in the dance scene in 1989 as the choreographic apprentice to Houston Ballet, and has continued to delight and amaze audiences across the country. The program continues with Michael Smuin’s Bluegrass/Slyde, an electric piece in which dancers whirl around spinning poles and revel in the bluegrass rhythm. Also featured is Smuin’s classically styled Brahms-Haydn Variations, a lyrical favorite filled with courtly references called “lovely” by _The __San Francisco Chronicle_.

Spring Program  — at Bayside Center for the Performing Arts

May 6 — June 4, 2011

Momentum: Choo San Goh, Choreographer

Mozart Requiem – World Premiere: Amy Seiwert, Choreographer

T_o The Beatles, Revisited_: Michael Smuin, Choreographer

The Spring program features the romantic ballet Momentum by internationally celebrated choreographer Choo San Goh. Set to a Prokofiev piano concerto both lush and bold, Momentum is renowned for its clean, sculptural lines and streamlined partnering. Also featured is a World Premiere by Choreographer-in-Residence Amy Seiwert, set to the haunting, powerful music of Mozart’s Requiem. A former dancer with Smuin Ballet, Amy Seiwert has won numerous awards and critical accolades. The San Francisco Bay Guardian says, “[Seiwert] has one of the Bay Area’s most intriguing voices… fresh, mysterious, and mesmerizing.” Rounding out the bill is To The Beatles: Revisited, a hip, entertaining celebration of the most influential group in the history of rock ’n’ roll. Originally created in 1984 by Michael Smuin, the piece is set to Beatles hits such as “Help,” “Day Tripper,” “Sgt. Pepper,” and “Come Together” and highlights the charm, the warmth, and the wit of the boys from Liverpool.

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