3 New Programs, March 5 - 14, 2021

Smuin’s Choreography Showcase returns! This year’s Showcase features 15 new works choreographed entirely by our Company Artists for their fellow dancers. Also on the program are 8 revivals of previous pieces, including ballets by Company Alumnae Nicole Haskins, Ben Needham-Wood, and Rex Wheeler. With 23 works in total, divided into 3 programs, you have plenty of chances to see your favorite Smuin Artists bring their peers’ creations to life! Read on for more information about all 3 programs.

Pod Opal

featuring Tess Lane, John Speed Orr, Terez Dean Orr, Max van der Sterre

This is the Choreography Showcase debut of all 4 members of Pod Opal! Tess Lane, John Speed Orr, and Max van der Sterre all have created new works, with Terez Dean Orr submitting 2, a duet and a group number. Also on this program are revivals of Nicole Haskins and Weston Krukow’s Remember When (2015), Jane Hope Rehm’s Change Me None (2012), and Rex Wheeler’s Come-On-A-My-House (2018).

Performances on March 5 at 7:30 pm, March 7 at 4 pm, March 13 at 4 pm

Pod Topaz

featuring Brandon Alexander, Mengjun Chen, Cassidy Isaacson, Lauren Pschirrer, Brennan Wall

Cassidy Isaacson and Brennan Wall each premiere 2 new works created on their pod-mates, as well as a piece they co-choreographed. Mengjun Chen makes his Choreography Showcase debut with a duet for Cassidy Isaacson and Brandon Alexander. This program includes a revival of Ben Needham-Wood’s Where They From? (2016).

Performances on March 6 at 4 pm, March 11 at 7:30 pm, March 13 at 7:30 pm

Pod Sapphire

featuring Tessa Barbour, Ian Buchanan, Maggie Carey, Ricardo Dyer

All 4 members of Pod Sapphire premiere new works, including a tap duet for Maggie Carey and Ricardo Dyer choreographed by Tessa Barbour.  This program also has 3 revivals: Darren Anderson’s Kiss-Kiss (2014), Tessa Barbour’s Letting Go (2018), and Nicole Haskins’ There’s Rosemary (2017).

Performances on March 6 at 7:30 pm, March 12 at 7:30 pm, March 14 at 4 pm

See all 3 programs with our All-Access Pass!

For only $60, you can enjoy any or all of these streamed performances. Each program is presented 3 times, for a total of 9 showings over 2 weekends (March 5-7, March 11-14). 

To purchase an All-Access Pass, choose the first performance date and select the second ticket option, “All-Access Pass.”  Within 24 hours, Smuin’s Box Office will sign you up to receive links to all 9 performances.

Calendar for Choreography Showcase 2021