May 21 & 28

Spring has sprung and the sun is out — and we’re back with Smuin al Fresco! Shows run throughout April and May. Smuin al Fresco will be presented both at live performances throughout the Bay Area as well as online on our Stellar video platform. Regardless of where you live or what tier our counties are in, there will be an option for you!

Immediately following our live performances, there will be a Q&A with Celia Fushille, Artistic Director and Artists from the Company. Please plan to join us for what is always a lively conversation!

Smuin al Fresco features excerpts from Michael Smuin’s The Tempest and Sueños Latinos, as well as favorite selections from the Smuin Songbook. We’ll also be presenting a number of new works! Company alum Rex Wheeler has choreographed a pas de deux, and the program includes premieres by eight Company Artists, fresh off their successes with Choreography Showcase in March. Look for choreography by Tessa Barbour, Ian Buchanan, Maggie Carey, Cassidy Isaacson, John Speed Orr, Terez Dean Orr, Max van der Sterre, and Brennan Wall.

Meet the Spring Pods!

Pod Iris – Tessa Barbour, Ricardo Dyer, Tess Lane, Max van der Sterre, and Brennan Wall

Pod Iris presents Michael Smuin favorites, including the Barley solo from The Tempest as well as premieres of works by Tessa Barbour, Max van der Sterre and Brennan Wall.

Pod Peony – Brandon Alexander, Cassidy Isaacson, John Speed Orr and Terez Dean Orr

Pod Peony debuts a group piece by Cassidy Isaacson and new works from John Speed Orr and Terez Dean Orr. Also on the program is a new pas de deux choreographed by Smuin Alum Rex Wheeler.

Pod Poppy – Ian Buchanan, Maggie Carey, Mengjun Chen, and Lauren Pschirrer

Pod Poppy presents three solos from Michael Smuin’s The Tempest, alongside selections from the Smuin’s beloved Songbook. Also on the Poppy program are new works by Ian Buchanan, Maggie Carey and Brennan Wall.

Virtual Performances

Smuin Virtual al Fresco dates are livestream performances. Just like a live show, you buy tickets and watch shows on the dates and times they take place.

Immediately following each online performance, we invite you to join a virtual Q&A with Artistic Director, Celia Fushille and the Artists from that program

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Questions? Contact us at boxoffice@smuinballet.org.