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Smuin - Dance Series 01
Sep 29, 2017 - Oct 7, 2017
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Tickets: $79 - $79
Dance Series 01 kicks off with Michael Smuin’s joyful tribute to Ol’ Blue Eyes, Fly Me to the Moon. This blend of ballet and popular dance is the embodiment of the smooth and stylish melodies that have inspired generations, including Sinatra’s renditions of “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” and “The Lady is a Tramp.” Performed against the twinkling backdrop of a glowing night sky, the ballet highlights all the warm and witty favorites, culminating in a full chorus, high-kicking “New York, New York.”
Also on this triple-bill: Smuin is thrilled to present the regional premiere of Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s critically lauded and transcendent piece Requiem for a Rose, set to what many consider to be Schubert’s most romantic string adagio, from the Quintet in C. Ochoa is a nationally acclaimed choreographer who both choreographs contemporary dance works and adapts her style for classical ballet companies. Requiem for a Rose offers “deftly and honestly crafted” movement in”lush, fluid combinations swirling about the stage” (DanceViewTimes).
Audiences will love the return of Garrett Ammon’s bold and sassy Serenade for Strings. Following its West Coast premiere with Smuin in 2014, the San Francisco Chronicle called it, “Playful. Exciting. The whole cast danced it vibrantly and flawlessly.” A light-hearted modern take on Tchaikovsky’s iconic score, Ammon’s work was also praised by the Mercury News, which enthused, “Five couples abound with charm and shared innocence. A generous-hearted sweetness in ensemble work that enlivens the stage” and DanceViewTimes, which called it, “A demanding piece that showcased the Smuin dancers performing in top form. Serenade just might become this Smuin company’s signature piece.”