Dance Series 01
Stabat Mater by Michael Smuin
Indigo by Stanton Welch
World Premiere by Garrett Ammon
Run time: 2 hours
Michael Smuin choreographed Stabat Mater as a powerful response to the events of 9/11 and it was called “one of the most beautiful ballets of the choreographer’s career” (San Francisco Chronicle). Set to composer Antonín Dvořák’s same-titled work based on the sorrowful 13th century hymn “Stabat Mater Dolorosa,” the ballet evokes the timeless message of love, loss, and eternal hope. It is presented by Smuin in observance of the 15th anniversary of this most significant event of the new century, with a message of hope in the face of challenges.
Also on the program is the Bay Area’s first look at Stanton Welch’s critically praised piece Indigo, which examines the vagaries of romantic relationships as four couples come together, fall in love, fight, and exchange partners. Set to music by Antonio Vivaldi, Indigo is a spectacular showcase for the technique, strength, and athleticism of Smuin’s dancers.
After bringing his playful and quirky Serenade for Strings to the West Coast, Smuin is thrilled to work once again with Wonderbound Artistic Director Garrett Ammon on a world premiere set to Mozart’s “Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola and Orchestra.” The meshing of this classic score with Ammon’s contemporary and adventurous movements is expected to dazzle and delight.
Meet and Greet. For select dates, have the chance to meet and mingle with the Smuin dancers in the lobby immediately following the program.
- September 23 • Lesher Center for the Arts
- September 30 • Palace of Fine Arts
- March 3 • Mountain View Center for the Arts
- March 24 • Sunset Center
Pre-Show Talk. 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.
- September 29 • Palace of Fine Arts
- March 2 • Mountain View Center for the Arts
September 23-24, 2016 • Lesher Center for the Arts (Walnut Creek)
1601 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek, CA
Box Office: 925-943-7469
Tue-Sun Noon-6pm, Fri-Sat Noon-7:30pm
September 29-October 2, 2016 • Palace of Fine Arts (San Francisco)
3301 Lyon Street, San Francisco, CA
Box office: 415-912-1899
March 2-5, 2017 • Mountain View Center for the Arts
500 Castro Street, Mountain View, CA
Box office: 650-903-6000
March 24-25, 2017 • Sunset Center (Carmel)
San Carlos St at 9th Ave, Carmel, CA
Box Office: 831-620-2048
Mon-Fri 9:30am-5:30pm, Sat 2-4pm
Tax ID Number is 94-3197247