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2924 Star Starred
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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Smuin Ballet's 2010-11 Winter Program
12 ratings
4.8 average rating
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167 events
81 reviews
83 stars
attended Feb 23 2011

I love the MVCPA venue in any case; just about every seat (except the extreme sides in the front rows) has good sightlines. My right-side balcony seats were terrific to view a dance show which uses the whole stage. And it's very low hassle to...continued

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137 events
26 reviews
82 stars
attended Feb 26 2011

I'm not qualified to dissect the quality of the dance on display.

I do, however, know what I like. I thought the expressionistic, modern vision of the second act felt the most immediate and was often quite compelling. It brought a special...continued

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8 reviews
1 stars
attended Feb 23 2011

Great energy and technique. Also loved the music from the 60's in Oh, Inverted World.

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Quotes & Highlights

“Fresh and forward-thinking… [McIntyre] makes ballets that surf emotional heights and depths.” —_Washington Post _

Description

Smuin Ballet begins its season with a world premiere by one of the most sought-after choreographers working today, Trey McIntyre. This fresh new work Oh, Inverted World is set to the music of alt-rockers The Shins, whose songs fueled the Grammy-winning soundtrack of the hit movie Garden State.

McIntyre, founder and artistic director of the nationally celebrated Trey McIntyre Project, burst onto the dance scene in 1989 as the choreographic apprentice to Houston Ballet, a position created especially for him, and has continued to delight and amaze audiences across the country with his brave and resonant works. 

The program continues with Bluegrass/Slyde by Michael Smuin, an electric piece in which dancers whirl around spinning poles and joyously revel in the bluegrass rhythms of renowned bassist Edgar Meyer and premier banjo player Bela Fleck. The evening concludes with Smuin’s classic ballet Brahms-Haydn Variations, a lyrical favorite filled with courtly references called “lovely” by the San Francisco Chronicle.

<em>Crimes of the Heart</em> Disney's <em>The Lion King</em> <em>Cirque du Soleil: LUZIA</em> <em>Beach Blanket Babylon</em> <em>A Christmas Carol</em> WinterFest at California's Great America Oakland Athletics vs. San Francisco Giants: Preseason Baseball Smuin's <em>The Christmas Ballet</em> <em>Irving Berlin's White Christmas</em> <em>The Velveteen Rabbit</em> <em>She Loves Me</em>