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Smuin, currently completing a record-setting run of its lauded annual tradition The Christmas Ballet, hailed by critics as “sheer joy” (San Francisco Chronicle) and “delectable” (The Mercury News) returns in March with Dance Series 01. Continuing its 23rd season under its new identity of Smuin (formerly Smuin Ballet), the company presents this effervescent program in Mountain View and Carmel. Dance Series 01, which debuted in September 2016 in San Francisco and Walnut Creek, features three distinct works including a world premiere, a regional premiere, and a treasured work by Michael Smuin. Stanton Welch’s Indigo examines the vagaries of romantic relationships as four couples come together, fall in love, fight, and exchange partners. At its West Coast premiere with Smuin last fall, The Mercury News noted the dancers "attacked its devilishly complex choreography with focus and precision." Also on the program is Stabat Mater, Michael Smuin’s powerful response to the events of 9/11 offering affirmation to the perseverance of the human spirit, which the San Francisco Chronicle called "the finest dance of his post-San Francisco Ballet career." Rounding out the bill is Madness, Rack, and Honey, a new work by acclaimed choreographer Garrett Ammon set to Mozart’s “Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola and Orchestra.” The piece was hailed as “an infectious good time” by The Mercury News at its world premiere with Smuin in September.
March 24-25, 2017
8:00 pm Friday
2:00 pm Saturday
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