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Dance Series 2 at Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts

Dates: (5/25/2023 - 5/28/2023 )


Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts

Smuin Contemporary Ballet

500 Castro St.
Mountain View,CA 94041

Phone: 4159121899

Tickets: $25-$99

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Smuin’s season finale is headlined by soaring works that highlight the company’s artistry and depth of talent, including two new works created by women. Smuin will unveil the newest World Premiere by Amy Seiwert, as well as the company premiere of "Sextette" by Kate Skarpetowska, a choreographer named one of “25 to Watch” by Dance Magazine. Originally choreographed on Smuin artists for the National Choreographers Initiative in 2021, the whimsical piece is set to Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor.” This impressive mixed repertory program continues with Michael Smuin’s stirring "Dream," a pas de deux set to “Romanza” from Chopin’s “Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11.” Originally commissioned as an anniversary gift by a devoted Smuin patron, "Dream" will be seen for the first time in two decades. Rounding out the bill is Val Caniparoli’s "Swipe," a highly technical piece for four men and three women set to a remix of “String Quartet No. 2” by Gabriel Prokofiev, grandson of Sergei Prokofiev. A classically trained composer known for electronic and hip-hop music, Prokofiev’s music complements the pulsing energy of Caniparoli’s blend of classical and contemporary movement.

7:30pm on Thursday May 25

7:30pm on Friday May 26

2pm & 7pm on Saturday May 27

2pm on Sunday May 28


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