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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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Smuin Ballet's Winter Program
29 ratings
4.4 average rating
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189 events
19 reviews
64 stars
attended Feb 23 2008

Smuin Ballet is always innovative, creative, and one of the best dance companies in the country.

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Stacey W.
42 events
18 reviews
29 stars
attended Feb 23 2008

I have been attending Smuin Ballet shows for 10 years now and have never been disappointed. This was another fabulous show. For those that 'think' they don't like ballet, try Smuin. The dancers are not only graceful and fluid, but also athletic...continued

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18 reviews
23 stars
attended Feb 23 2008

very pleasant experience first at the ballet and then afterwards walking along Castro Street and having dinner there/

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Smuin Ballet’s 2008 Winter Program features the return of Michael Smuin’s iconic Stabat Mater_¸ choreographed to Dvorak’s music of the same title and his Duettino_¸ an absolutely beautiful, virtuoso pas de deux set to Verdi opera selections. Also featured is O_bjects of Curiosity_, a World Premiere by Smuin Protégé Program choreographer Amy Seiwert – set to music by Philip Glass and Foday Musa Suso, an effort which continues her status as an artist who “more than any other choreographer in the Bay Area is exploring the language of classicism with an almost religious belief in its eloquence, power and possibilities” (Voice of Dance).

Guest choreographer Kirk Peterson (The Eyes That Gently Touch) returns with the Premiere of his whimsical “Smuin-esque” ballet, Reinin’ In the Hurricane, set to country music legends Randy Travis, Gene Autry, k.d. lang and more. Peterson was most recently Artistic Director of the American Ballet Theatre Studio Company and was the innovative Artistic Director of Hartford Ballet for five years.

Smuin's <em>The Christmas Ballet</em> <em>Crimes of the Heart</em> <em>Irving Berlin's White Christmas</em> Disney's <em>The Lion King</em> <em>Beach Blanket Babylon</em> Sarah Silverman <em>A Christmas Carol</em> WinterFest at California's Great America San Francisco Ballet's <em>Nutcracker</em> <em>The Golden Girls: The Christmas Episodes</em> <em>Fun Home</em> <em>She Loves Me</em>