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 [...]

Distinctive, Exhilarating, and Infectious: Choreography Showcase

Smuin Ballet’s 2016 Choreography Showcase just concluded its run at ODC Theater January 29-30. Featuring 11 works from eight Smuin dancers, the performance offered a variety of musical choices, choreographic styles, and costume designs. The music ranged from Debussy to Missy Elliott to Bon Iver, while several pieces featured original costumes by Company member Susan [...]

Nicole Haskins Takes on Creative Challenges

The 2016 Choreography Showcase is this weekend! This unique opportunity offers a space for Smuin’s dancers to choreograph short pieces on one another and perform them in a professional setting. Recently, we spoke with Company member Nicole Haskins about her experience in choreography and her piece for this year’s showcase. Nicole in Helen Pickett's [...]

The Next Generation of Dance Makers: Smuin Ballet’s Choreography Showcase 2016

January brings a unique choreographic presentation to the Smuin stage. The 2016 Choreography Showcase, presented at the ODC Theater, invites Company members to create short pieces in a variety of styles on one another. Held in an intimate space, attendees witness engaging new works and hear the dancers and choreographers discuss their artistic processes in [...]

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