smuin Dance Series 2: Showcase by Smuin by Smuin Artists Tessa Barbour and Brennan Wall
Dance Series 2 – Friday Evening
Friday, May 27, 2022, 7:30 pm
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Dance Series 2 – Saturday Matinee
Saturday, May 28, 2022, 2:00 pm
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$60. – $79.
Dance Series 2 (Friday)
Presented by Smuin Ballet
Dance Series 2 (Saturday)
Confessions by Val Caniparoli
Renaissance by Amy Seiwert
Showcase by Smuin by Smuin Artists Tessa Barbour and Brennan Wall
First premiered by Smuin in spring of 2018, Confessions, originally named If I Were a Sushi Roll, makes its playful return in Dance Series 2 – P.S. Forever Smuin. Iconic dancemaker Val Caniparoli captures what the San Francisco Chronicle called “truly, madly, funny and spirit-tingling” movement in his nine-part dance set to contemporary classical baroque by American composer Nico Muhly and Faroese singer/songwriter Teitur.
Renaissance by Amy Seiwert, a powerful dance inspired by the 385-mile “Women’s Wall” protest in India aimed at building awareness of gender equality on New Year’s Day 2019, is revived on the program. Seiwert’s ballet is set to an evocative a cappella soundtrack by Kitka Women’s Vocal Ensemble, an award-winning Oakland-based group specializing in the techniques of traditional and contemporary Balkan, Slavic, and Caucasian vocal styling.
Showcase by Smuin includes world premieres by current Smuin Artists Tessa Barbour and Brennan Wall, completing Smuin’s season of accessible nonstop movement. These new and expanded works continue our season’s correspondence in love letters with audiences. Smuin’s up-and-coming women choreographers also join the Company on stage as we dance live again and spotlight our way of art.