Dance Series 022019-05-28T16:12:25-07:00

Dance Series 02

Renaissance by Amy Seiwert (World Premiere)

The Best of Smuin by Michael Smuin

Run Time: 2 hours

Upcoming Performances

San Carlos St at 9th Ave, Carmel, CA
Box Office: 831-620-2048
Mon-Fri 9:30am-5:30pm, Sat 2-4pm

FRI MAY 31 • 7:30PM
SAT JUN. 1 • 2PM

Completed Performances

Special Events

For select dates, meet and mingle with the Smuin dancers in the lobby immediately following the program.

  • April 26 at 7:30pm – Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
  • May 17 at 7:30pm – Lesher Center for the Arts
  • May 23 at 7:30pm – Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts
  • May 31 at 7:30pm – Sunset Center

Artistic Director Celia Fushille offers a behind-the-scenes discussion on the program. Pre-show talks begin 45 minutes prior to curtain in San Francisco, East Bay, and Monterey Peninsula venues, and 30 minutes prior in South Bay.

  • May 2 at 7:30pm – Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
  • May 18 at 2pm – Lesher Center for the Arts
  • May 23 at 7:30pm – Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts
  • June 1 at 2pm – Sunset Center

Renaissance, a wonderfully liquid and purpose-built new work by longtime company stalwart Amy Seiwert, showed off the dancers’ athleticism, lyrical grace, expressiveness and ensemble cohesion.

[The Best of Smuin] defines the troupe’s endearing blend of sumptuous choreography and vibrant personality.

Randy McMullen, The Mercury News

Like the man himself, The Best of Smuin pours it on. The dancing was often delicious, a box of sweets… that almost dared the watcher not to dig in and find something to savor.

About the Program

After ten years as Smuin’s Choreographer in Residence, master dance maker and new artistic director of Sacramento Ballet Amy Seiwert returns with a thrilling world premiere titled Renaissance. Set to the music of Oakland-based group Kitka, a women’s a cappella vocal ensemble, Seiwert’s Renaissance explores music from Eastern European traditions as it honors the strength of community and women standing together.

Also on the bill is The Best of Smuin, featuring the return of timeless Michael Smuin favorites such as “Unforgettable,” “Georgia,” and the red-hot chair solo “Fever” from Smuin’s inaugural program Dances With Songs. Along with highlights from Carmina Burana, Dancin’ With Gershwin, and Frankie and Johnny, this showcase of classics is packed with the ol’ razzle-dazzle, visually stunning effects, and twists that are Smuin’s trademarks.

Tax ID Number is 94-3197247

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