Smuin Ballet to Present DANCE SERIES TWO Featuring World Premiere, 5/6

WHAT: Smuin Ballet concludes its 22nd Season with Dance Series Twofeaturing Oasis, a world premiere by acclaimed choreographer Helen Pickett, set to an original score by "House of Cards" composer Jeff Beal. With water scarcity and abundance as her theme and inspiration, Pickett's powerful new work will be both timely and universal. Pickett's work was last seen in San Francisco when Smuin Ballet presented her work "Petal," which received critical acclaim. The series includes the highly anticipated return of Ji?í Kylián's Return to a Strange Land. The piece, set on six dancers, combines classical ballet and swiftly-changing geometric poses in a meditation on loss, healing, and hope, created as a tribute to Kylián's mentor John Cranko. Also on the bill is Val Caniparoli's spirited Tutto Eccetto il Lavandino (everything but the kitchen sink), which marries his trademark style and physicality with the music of Antonio Vivaldi. Caniparoli's work celebrates the versatility of the Smuin dancers, blending high-energy athleticism with wit and elegance.


San Francisco:

May 6 - 15, 2016

8pm Friday, May 6

2 & 8pm Saturday, May 7

2pm Sunday, May 8

8pm Thursday, May 12

8pm Friday, May 13

2 & 8pm Saturday, May 14

2pm Sunday, May 15

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater

700 Howard Street (at 3rd Street)

415-912-1899 or

Single tickets: $24-$67*

Walnut Creek:

May 27 - 28, 2016

8pm Friday, May 27

2 & 8pm Saturday, May 28

Lesher Center for the Arts

1601 Civic Drive (at Locust), Walnut Creek

925-943-7469 or

Single tickets: $56-$73*

San Mateo:

June 3 - 4, 2016

8pm Friday, June 3

2 & 8pm Saturday, June 4

San Mateo Performing Arts Center

600 N. Delaware Street

(650) 762-0258 or

Single tickets: $24-$68*


June 10 - 11, 2016

8pm Friday, June 10

2pm Saturday, June 11

Sunset Center

San Carlos Street between 8th & 10th Streets

(831) 620-2048 or

Single tickets: $57-$73*

*All prices are listed without fees - box office and order fees may apply.

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