Six years after Michael Smuin’s death, Smuin Ballet continues to carry his torch, performing his works and new pieces he would have loved.
“Bouquet,” the mixed spring program with two local premieres onstage this week at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, shows the company at its adventurous best. Read More
Smuin Ballet, a long local treasure, begins its 2012-13 season with the kind of innovative pieces for which it is known: Along with the West Coast premiere of “Cold Virtues” by choreographer Adam Hougland, Trey McIntyre’s popular “Oh, Inverted World” is back on the troupe’s fall program, which opens Friday in The City. Read More
Smuin Ballet is known for spice and sass, but this spring, it’s very serious and very Balanchine. Read More
ACT Conservatory Awards: On Jan. 24 at the Westin St. Francis hotel, American Conservatory Theater presented its inaugural awards to honor training-program alumni and pay tribute to major donors. The winners were actresses Annette Bening and Elizabeth Banks, and patrons Geoff Elliott, Julia Rodriguez-Elliott, Frannie Fleishhacker and the late Mort Fleishhacker. The William Randolph Hearst Foundation also was recognized. Read More
There are always two good reasons to see Smuin Ballet. One is to see what resident choreographer Amy Seiwert has up her sleeve, and two is to see Erin Yarbrough-Stewart perform.At opening night of its 2011 fall season, Smuin Ballet, under direction of Celia Fushille, delivered both, with a potpourri from Michael Smuin’s oeuvre beginning the program. Read More
Choo-San Goh, the late choreographer (and a casualty of the AIDS virus), was known to have been one of the brightest lights in the late 20th century’s ballet world.
Astonishingly, his work has never been seen by San Francisco audiences — until now. Smuin Ballet concludes its 2010-11 season with a program featuring Goh’s “Momentum,” onstage this week at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and later this month in Walnut Creek and San Mateo. Read More
Smuin Ballet Executive Director Celia Fushille has two objectives that seem contradictory, but form a perfect whole: to honor and continue the work of company founder Michael Smuin and move the organization into the future.
Smuin died two and a half years ago, just days before the company’s season-opener, but Smuin Ballet continued without a pause, and it has gone on and thrived since. Read More