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4.5 / 5 Rated by 51 members
Review from Chouxie

Loved the first and third portions.

reviewed May 02 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Claire Risley

Swipe was fantastic! The dancers always surprise and are so good, the moves were Valparoli smooth, lovely, and very energetic. Thank you! Plus the Silver Special, our seats were great!

reviewed May 05 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Ken in Kensington

Marvelous, simply marvelous! I love the fact that Michael's contributions and memory are respected and new choreographers have been brought on board to further build his legacy.

reviewed Apr 28 2012 report as inappropriate
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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. 

<em>A Thousand Splendid Suns</em> Art Market San Francisco: Contemporary and Modern Art Fair <em>Fun Home</em> Yoshi's Oakland Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo <em>Cirque du Soleil: LUZIA</em>