Swipe by Val Caniparoli, music by Gabriel Prokofiev
Sextette company premiere by Katarzyna Skarpetowska, music by Johann Sebastian Bach
Dream by Michael Smuin, music by Chopin
World Premiere by Amy Seiwert
Smuin Ballet’s 22/23 season finale is a quadruple bill. We present Dream by Michael Smuin, a stirring pas de deux set to “Romanza” from Chopin’s “Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11.” Dream was originally commissioned as an anniversary gift by a devoted Smuin patron. Smuin’s DS2 program includes two new works created by women: a world premiere by Amy Seiwert and a company premiere by Kate Skarpetowska, who Dance Magazine named one of “25 to Watch.” Rounding out the bill is Swipe by Val Caniparoli, a highly technical and inventive piece for four men and three women set to a remix of “String Quartet No. 2” by Gabriel Prokofiev, grandson of Sergei Prokofiev who is a classically trained composer known for electronic and hip-hop music.
Approximately 2 hours (with two 15-minute intermissions)
May 5th, 2023
May 14th, 2023
Blue Shield of California Theater at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Appropriate for all ages.
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