You Are Here by Gina Patterson
Dear Miss Cline by Amy Seiwert
Been Through Diamonds by Amy Seiwert
Love, Smuin is our 21/22 Dance Series 1. The series includes Smuin’s premiere of You Are Here created by internationally acclaimed choreographer Gina Patterson. Premiering with Cincinnati Ballet in 2013, The Cincinnati Enquirer called the ballet, “Forceful and swirling . . . an endless series of surprises.” Patterson’s unforgettable work is a tale of loss and perseverance set to the music of Italian pianist Ludovico Einaudi.
Two favorites by former Smuin Choreographer-in-Residence Amy Seiwert are on the program. Be entertained by the incomparable Dear Miss Cline, a cheekily charming tribute to Patsy Cline, celebrated country singer who is remembered for her irresistible crossover hits. And Seiwert’s breathtaking Been Through Diamonds, her first work upon retirement from dancing in 2008, puts her geometrically inventive movement on display through a neoclassical look at relationships between four couples, set to Mozart’s String Quintet in C Minor.
Mentored as a choreographer by Michael Smuin while dancing with the Company and appointed Choreographer-in-Residence by Celia Fushille, Seiwert’s work has been described by the San Francisco Chronicle as “keeping founder Michael Smuin’s legacy of unabashed showmanship alive.”
You will be moved by the life, humanity, and irresistible creativity that Amy Seiwert and Gina Patterson bring to the stage with every show.
DS1 – Love, Smuin, DS2 – P.S. Forever Smuin and The Christmas Ballet will be available as a virtual subscription.
Dates and Locations
February 4-6 & 11-13, 2022: Cowell Theater, 2 Marina Boulevard, San Francisco
February 18-19, 2022: Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek
February 24-27, 2022: Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro Street, Mountain View
Photo by David DeSilva