April 29, 2022 – May 28, 2022

Confessions by Val Caniparoli
Renaissance
by Amy Seiwert
Two premieres by current Smuin Artists: Vignettes by Tessa Barbour and Untwine by Brennan Wall

Performance run time is 1 hour 55 minutes

What CriticalDance is saying about Dance Series 2!

“Delicate, graceful, and full of delight…traditional ballet, but with a twenty-first century sensibility.” (Vignettes)

“Danced with enviable passion!” (Untwine)

“The surprises never ended. Great fun!” (Confessions)

“Striking. Picturesque.” (Renaissance)

Digital Program

First premiered by Smuin in spring of 2018, Confessions, originally named If I Were a Sushi Roll, makes its playful return. Iconic dancemaker Val Caniparoli captures what the San Francisco Chronicle called “truly, madly, funny and spirit-tingling” movement in his nine-part dance set to contemporary classical baroque by American composer Nico Muhly and Faroese singer/songwriter Teitur.

Renaissance by Amy Seiwert is revived on the program, inspired by the 385-mile “Women’s Wall” protest in India aimed at building awareness of gender equality on New Year’s Day 2019. Seiwert’s ballet is set to an evocative a cappella soundtrack by Kitka Women’s Vocal Ensemble, an award-winning Oakland-based group specializing in the techniques of traditional and contemporary Balkan, Slavic, and Caucasian vocal styling.

Two world premieres by current Company Artists come to the stage this series, continuing our correspondence in love letters with audiences: Vignettes by Tessa Barbour and Untwine by Brennan Wall. Be moved as we dance live again and spotlight Smuin’s astounding, accessible way of art.

DS2 – P.S. Forever Smuin Virtual shows

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Dates, Locations & COVID Requirements from our Theaters

April 29-May 1 & May 5-7, 2022: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 700 Howard Street, San Francisco

Ticket holders over 5 years old will be required to provide proof of vaccination including booster, if eligible. Masks must be worn at all times while in the theater. Patrons consuming food and/or beverages while in the lobby may remove their masks only while actively eating or drinking.

May 19-22, 2022: Mountain View Center for the Arts, 500 Castro Street, Mountain View

Ticket holders over 12 years old will be required to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 PCR test result (dated within 48-hours of the performance date) or negative COVID-19 Antigen test result (dated within 24-hours of the performance date). Masks must be worn at all times while in the theater. Patrons consuming food and/or beverages while in the lobby may remove their masks only while actively eating or drinking.

May 27-28, 2022: Sunset Center, San Carlos Street at 9th Avenue, Carmel-by-the-Sea

Ticket holders over 12 years old will be required to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 PCR test result (dated within 48-hours of the performance date) or negative COVID-19 Antigen test result (dated within 24-hours of the performance date). Masks must be worn at all times while in the theater. Patrons consuming food and/or beverages while in the lobby may remove their masks only while actively eating or drinking.

Photo by Chris Hardy

Calendar for Dance Series 2 - P.S. Forever Smuin

  • 7:30pm

    Blue Shield of California Theater - Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

    700 Howard St. San Francisco, CA

  • 2:00pm

    Blue Shield of California Theater - Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

    700 Howard St. San Francisco, CA

  • 7:30pm

    Blue Shield of California Theater - Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

    700 Howard St. San Francisco, CA

  • 2:00pm

    Blue Shield of California Theater - Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

    700 Howard St. San Francisco, CA

  • 7:30pm

    Blue Shield of California Theater - Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

    700 Howard St. San Francisco, CA

  • 7:30pm

    Blue Shield of California Theater - Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

    700 Howard St. San Francisco, CA

  • 2:00pm

    Blue Shield of California Theater - Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

    700 Howard St. San Francisco, CA

  • 7:30pm
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    Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts

    500 Castro St. Mountain View, CA

  • 7:30pm
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    Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts

    500 Castro St. Mountain View, CA

  • 2:00pm
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    Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts

    500 Castro St. Mountain View, CA

  • 7:30pm
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    Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts

    500 Castro St. Mountain View, CA

  • 2:00pm
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    Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts

    500 Castro St. Mountain View, CA