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Terez Dean and Eduardo Permuy in Jirí Kylián’s Return to a Strange Land.© Keith Sutter. (Click image for larger version)

Smuin Ballet – XXtremes: Seiwert, Kylian and Smuin bill – San Francisco

Earlier this month Smuin Ballet danced their XXtremes bill in San Francisco with works by Amy Seiwert, Jiri Kylian and Michael Smuin. Aimée Tsao with thoughts on the bill and where the company might be heading…

Jane Rehm and Jonathan Dummar in Petal by Helen Pickett.© Keith Sutter. (Click image for larger version)

Smuin Ballet – Chants d’Auvergne, Petal, Jazzin’ – San Francisco

The Smuin Ballet’s current season, Spring Bouquet, has one remarkable flower at its center. The ballet’s title, Petal, hardly does it justice in this metaphor since the work is far beyond the sum of its botanical parts.

Jonathan Powell and Terez Dean performing Adam Hougland's Cold Virtues.© Keith Sutter. (Click image for larger version)

Smuin Ballet – Starshadows, No Vivire, Homeless, Cold Virtues, Oh Inverted World – San Francisco

I believe that the current dancers have greater technical proficiency and more years of stage experience than previous members , and with those elements, Ballet Master Amy London’s avid quest toward perfection can finally be realised.

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