★★★★✰ A winning first program, one with the range and breadth that Smuin is famous for.
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★★★★✰ A title like "If I Were a Sushi Roll" suggests that some whimsy may be in store, and indeed, Caniparoli’s new nine-part dance suite had whimsy to spare...
★★★✰✰ I’ve seen The Christmas Ballet five times over the years and it has always been and continues to be a lovely, celebratory afternoon or evening at the theatre. That said, I still struggle with the format.
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...
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.
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.
Aimée Tsao, watching San Francisco Ballet for over 35 years now, with a general primer on the company and some thoughts on the repertoire they are bring to London in September 2012...
'Oh, Inverted World' is fun and fresh, and it proves McIntyre - who also leads his own company, the Trey McIntyre Project - to be a choreographer of many talents.
If you prefer ballet in a more intimate space with easily accessible choreography, energetically performed by dedicated dancers ...you might want to check out Smuin Ballet which has come a long way from its original roots.