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Michael Smuin

Smuin Ballet Goes to XXTREMES

Carla Escoda | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Carla Escoda

Set to recordings of 10 Patsy Cline songs, Dear Miss Cline is a riot, and more technically virtuosic than its breezy mood might suggest.

The Classical, The Post-Modern and All That Jazz at Smuin Ballet

Carla Escoda | Posted 07.16.2013 | Arts
Carla Escoda

San Francisco veered from winter straight into summer with barely a glance at spring, but Smuin Ballet is handing us a Spring "Bouquet" of a mixed bill and we're not going to point out that it's 90 degrees outside.

Prokofiev's Grandson's Techno-Scored Ballet

Carla Escoda | Posted 07.04.2012 | Home
Carla Escoda

In a particularly affecting moment, Susan Roemer, held in a tight clinch by Jonathan Dummar, dove head first toward the floor from the height of a lift, her body inscribing a circle in the air in slow motion as she descended.