Trio of Masterful Works Highlight Smuin Ballet's Spring Program
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The last date listed for Smuin Ballet 2012 Spring Program was Sunday May 6, 2012 / 2:00pm.
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I enjoyed the dancing more than the music which is likely more a taste thing. The music included a techno sound, music with background indecipherable speech, some disjointed music.
The guys' hip-hop-ish dance was amazing, modern and...continued
World Premiere: Ma Cong, Choreographer
Swipe: Val Caniparoli, Choreographer
Symphony of Psalms: Michael Smuin, Choreographer
After the smash success “French Twist” from Smuin Ballet’s 2009-2010 season, choreographer Ma Cong returns to create a World Premiere on the spirited San Francisco company. Currently a resident choreographer and principal dancer at Tulsa Ballet, Cong studied at the Beijing Dance Academy. As a choreographer, Cong has created many works for Tulsa Ballet as well as works for other companies such as Ballet Met Columbus, Ballet Florida, Ballet Nouveau Colorado, Richmond Ballet, Houston Ballet and many others.
A highly-technical piece for four men and three women, “Swipe” is set to a remix of String Quartet No. 2 by London composer Gabriel Prokofiev, grandson of Sergei Prokofiev. A classically-trained composer known for electro club and hip-hop music, Prokofiev’s music compliments the pulsing energy of Caniparoli’s choreography as well as the choreographer’s penchant for mixing classical and contemporary styles.
Rounding out the program is Smuin’s “Symphony of Psalms,” set to Stravinsky’s score, called “a varied and inspiring collection of stunning choreography” by the SF Bay Times. This full company work blends Stravinsky’s powerful and mesmerizing score with Smuin’s dynamic choreography.
About the Ticket Supplier: Smuin Ballet
Smuin Ballet was founded in 1994 by the renowned choreographer Michael Smuin, formerly the Director of San Francisco Ballet. Beyond their regular seasonal performances, the Smuin Ballet dancers engage in a wide range of special projects, including appearing in three films: A Walk in the Clouds, The Fantasticks and George Lucas’ 1996 Return of the Jedi, Special Edition.