Spring Events with Smuin Ballet

Smuin’s spring season is abuzz with activity! Join us for for any or all of these delightful gatherings to celebrate Smuin Ballet and the opening of our phenomenal program Dance Series Two. The series includes the premiere of Helen Pickett’s much-anticipated Oasis with an original score by Netflix’s House of Cards composer Jeff Beal. [...]

Spring Events with Smuin Ballet2017-05-22T20:22:24-07:00

Oasis: A World Premiere in the Making

Last week, Helen Pickett returned to the studio to continue developing her upcoming world premiere for Smuin Ballet. Oasis, a nearly 25-minute work in seven parts, focuses on the idea of water in its many forms. Pickett began developing Oasis with the Company dancers in October, but the origin of the piece traces back to another [...]

Oasis: A World Premiere in the Making2017-05-22T20:22:24-07:00

An Interview with Choreographer Helen Pickett

“I’m making a premiere for California━I’m from California━and the drought is killing me.” Choreographer Helen Pickett joined Smuin Ballet in the San Francisco studio last week to create a world premiere on the dancers titled Oasis. A nearly 30-minute work in four parts, Oasis explores the concept of water in its many incarnations and implications. [...]

An Interview with Choreographer Helen Pickett2017-05-22T20:22:24-07:00

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