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“Be Here Now” Trey McIntyre Returns to Smuin

       With over 100 works under his belt, it’s clear that renowned choreographer Trey McIntyre’s artistic endeavors aren’t slowing down anytime soon. When Trey McIntyre first stepped into the Smuin studios to create Oh Inverted World in 2010, his time was mostly devoted to his eponymous company, Trey McIntyre Project, and the intermittent [...]

Smuin’s 2017 Gala: A Record-Breaking Success!

       Even the cloudiest of afternoons could not dampen the energy at Smuin’s Annual Gala on March 19. Held at San Francisco Design Center’s Galleria and hosted by gala co-chairs Patti and Jerry Hume and Athena and John Konstin, with support from the Friends of Smuin Host Committee, the festivities kicked off Sunday [...]

Uncharted Territory: Smuin’s 2017 Choreography Showcase

       Smuin’s 2017 Choreography Showcase recently concluded its run at ODC Theater following three memorable, sold out performances. Featuring works from seven Smuin dancers (and one Smuin alumnus), the Choreography Showcase continues a tradition originally established in 2008. Each dancer-turned-choreographer was given only 10 hours in the studio to create their piece. From [...]

Choreography & Curation: A Conversation with Smuin’s Artistic Director

       Since its debut in 2008, Smuin’s Choreography Showcase has become one of the Company’s much loved offerings. Artistic Director Celia Fushille ardently encourages Smuin’s dancers to develop their own voices as artists and choreographers. As Smuin’s seventh Choreography Showcase approaches, Fushille hopes to continue to give the Company dancers this unique opportunity [...]

Designing a World Premiere: Madness, Rack, and Honey

       When Smuin’s newest original work, a “rollicking” contemporary piece from Garrett Ammon, premiered on September 29, 2016, audiences witnessed a poetic inclination that Smuin dancers quickly morphed into "an infectious good time." Brimming with tongue-in-cheek enthusiasm, this world premiere offers a unique insight into Ammon’s creative process.        Inspired [...]

“The Christmas Ballet”: New Works

Founder Michael Smuin set the bar high when it came to nurturing his dancers' creative talents. In a somewhat uncommon move, he invited his dancers to create original works for the Company. Smuin most notably mentored Amy Seiwert, who danced with the Company for nine years and is now Smuin’s resident choreographer. Seiwert will [...]

Behind the Boa with “Santa Baby”!

       A Christmas Carol  has Tiny Tim. Miracle on 34th St. has Santa. The Nutcracker has its prince. If any character were to exemplify Smuin’s The Christmas Ballet, it would be Santa Baby. Debuting during the very first performance of The Christmas Ballet in 1995, Santa Baby was initially choreographed by Michael Smuin [...]

Smuin’s Christmas Classics

At Smuin, we’re already in the mood for the holidays. Our dancers are hard at work rehearsing their favorite pieces from The Christmas Ballet and putting their own spin on new works! Every year of our holiday program marks a new experience for our dancers, crew, and staff. Even if you’ve already enjoyed The [...]

Madness, Rack, and Honey: Behind Garrett Ammon’s Ballet

       Witnessing Garrett Ammon work in the studio is no passive task. He is observant and methodical in his interactions with the dancers, watching hawk-eyed as his steps and phrases slowly connect and grow into a much larger work. Ammon’s original work for Smuin, Madness, Rack, and Honey, is an ambitious and distinctively [...]

Smuin’s 2016 Shoe Campaign is Here!

       As a non-profit organization, Smuin relies on generous contributions from sponsors and donors to ensure that our dancers have the tools they need to produce stunning performances and safeguard against many injuries. With this season’s shoe campaign, we’re hoping to raise $35,000 to cover the full cost of our dancer’s shoes, [...]

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