Smuin Ballet: Dance Series 1
Smiun BalletSep 27th Through Oct 6th
Acclaimed local dance group Smuin Ballet presents Dance Series 1 from their 2019/2020 season in the Cowell Theater at Fort Mason Center For Arts & Culture. The program pushes the envelope on contemporary ballet with an eclectic lineup of daring choreography and dance techniques. “The Man In Black” celebrates the legacy of country singer Johnny Cash by having dancers in cowboy boots perform popular American dance styles, including line, square, and swing, punctuated with astonishing ballet movements.
Also on the program is “Carmina Burana,” choreographed by Smuin Ballet’s late founder and artistic director Michael Smuin and set to medieval poems presented in a powerful, compelling choral score. Smuin Ballet company member Rex Wheeler contributes the lively choreography for “Take Five,” featuring selections from legendary jazz composer and musician Dave Brubeck.