Smuin Ballet Adds New Venue to 2005-06 Schedule

Classic Arts News   Smuin Ballet Adds New Venue to 2005-06 Schedule
The San Francisco-based Smuin Ballet's 2005-06 season includes performances at the Sunset Center in Carmelto, the San Jose Mercury News reports.

The extra performances were added to a schedule that already features performances at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts in Mountain View, and the Dean Lesher Regional Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek.

Next season's premieres include two by company founder and director Michael Smuin. Bluegrass/Slyde is set to music by Edgar Meyer, and Symphony of Psalms is set to music by Stravinsky.

The company will give the West Coast premieres of two works by Kirk Peterson, one of American Ballet Theatre's ballet masters. The Eyes That Gently Touch is set to music by Philip Glass, and Reinin' in the Hurricane is set to country and western music.

The schedule also includes new works by Smuin dancers Shannon Hurlburt and Amy Seiwert.

Smuin Ballet was founded in 1994 by Smuin, a former director of the San Francisco Ballet and former principal dancer and resident choreographer with ABT. He also danced in Broadway shows, in films, and on and television.

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