Smuin Ballet

Composer-pianist Philip Glass appears in a concert of his piano etudes to begin Stanford Live’s 2016-17 season. (Courtesy photo)

Sept. 29-30: Philip Glass, Wynton Marsalis, Smuin Ballet, mc chris, A Tribe Called Red, Layla and Majnun

THURSDAY, SEPT. 29 Philip Glass: The composer opens Stanford Live’s fifth season…

 

Choreographer Helen Pickett, center, works with Smuin Ballet dancers on her world premiere “Oasis," a collaboration with composer Jeff Beal. (Courtesy Chris Hardy)

Smuin Ballet premieres ‘Oasis’

After a four-year drought relieved by a season of El Niño rain,…

 

Today’s the last day to experience “Mark Foehringer’s Nutcracker Sweets,” the charming family version of the holiday dance staple. (Courtesy photo)

Dec. 22-23: Nutcracker Sweets, Smuin Ballet, Potted Potter, Proofs, Comedy Allstars

Tuesday, Dec. 22 Mark Foehringer’s Nutcracker Sweets: The colorful family-oriented 50-minute rendition…

 

“Joy to the World,” a world premiere by Nicole Haskins, is part of Smuin Ballet’s 2015 presentation of “A Christmas Ballet,” onstage in Mountain View Dec. 9-13. (Courtesy Chris Hardy)

Dec. 9-10: Smuin Ballet, Home Alone, RayKo artists in residence, Moshe Kasher, Alex Bleeker, Now, Studio Shop Gallery, Homeroom

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 9 Smuin Ballet: The 2015 edition of “The Christmas Ballet,”…

“Joy to the World,” a world premiere by Nicole Haskins, is part of Smuin Ballet’s 2015 presentation of “A Christmas Ballet,” onstage in Mountain View Dec. 9-13. (Courtesy Chris Hardy)
“Una Noche Tropical,” a lively evening of Cuban cabaret, opens a series of performances at Dance Mission Theater. (Courtesy Andy Mogg)

Nov. 20-21: Una Noche Tropical, SF SPCA Holiday Windows, Yassou, Smuin Ballet, Jo Koy, Great Dickens Fair

FRIDAY, NOV. 20 Una Noche Tropical: The evening of Cuban cabaret (with…

“Una Noche Tropical,” a lively evening of Cuban cabaret, opens a series of performances at Dance Mission Theater. (Courtesy Andy Mogg)
Robert Kretz and Terez Dean dance in “Maslow,” a world premiere piece on Smuin Ballet’s “Dance Series One” program. (Courtesy Chris Hardy)

Sexy, sassy Smuin Ballet

Smuin Ballet has begun its 22nd season with a joyful, contemporary yet…

Robert Kretz and Terez Dean dance in “Maslow,” a world premiere piece on Smuin Ballet’s “Dance Series One” program. (Courtesy Chris Hardy)
COURTESY CHRIS HARDYSmuin Ballet dancers Ben Needham-Wood and Erica Felsch appear in Adam Hougland's premiere “Ask Me.”

New works light up Smuin Ballet’s ‘Unlaced’

Smuin Ballet is closing its 21st season with a program aptly titled…

COURTESY CHRIS HARDYSmuin Ballet dancers Ben Needham-Wood and Erica Felsch appear in Adam Hougland's premiere “Ask Me.”
COURTESY KEITH SUTTERSmuin Ballet dancers Erica Felsch and Joshua Reynolds appear in Garrett Ammon’s “Serenade for Strings” in Smuin Ballet’s season opening program this week at the Palace of Fine Arts.

Smuin Ballet is “Untamed” in new dance program

True to its eclectic signature, Smuin Ballet opens its 21st season this…

COURTESY KEITH SUTTERSmuin Ballet dancers Erica Felsch and Joshua Reynolds appear in Garrett Ammon’s “Serenade for Strings” in Smuin Ballet’s season opening program this week at the Palace of Fine Arts.
COURTESY KEITH SUTTERErica Felsch and the Smiun Ballet men put on the dazzle in Michael Smuin's “Dancin' With Gershwin

Lights, costumes, action: 20 years of Smuin Ballet

The challenge for any eponymously-named company is to faithfully perpetuate the spirit…

COURTESY KEITH SUTTERErica Felsch and the Smiun Ballet men put on the dazzle in Michael Smuin's “Dancin' With Gershwin
Terez Dean perches atop the legs of dancer Eduardo Permuy in Jirí Kylián’s “Return to a Strange Land

Entertaining, challenging Smuin Ballet

The Smuin Ballet opened its 20th anniversary season doing what it does…

Terez Dean perches atop the legs of dancer Eduardo Permuy in Jirí Kylián’s “Return to a Strange Land
Courtesy PhotoSmuin Ballet’s Terez Dean

Smuin Ballet’s ‘Bouquet’ a feast for the senses

Six years after Michael Smuin’s death, Smuin Ballet continues to carry his…

Courtesy PhotoSmuin Ballet’s Terez Dean
Courtesy PhotoFun revival: Fom left

Smuin Ballet’s new season boasts sass, style

Smuin Ballet, a long local treasure, begins its 2012-13 season with the…

Courtesy PhotoFun revival: Fom left

Smuin ‘Christmas Ballet’ is classic and new

Smuin Ballet Executive Director Celia Fushille has two objectives that seem contradictory,…