Smuin’s Dance Series 01
Friday, March 24 at 8:00 PM and
Saturday, March 25 at 2:00 PM
Michael Smuin choreographed Stabat Mater as a powerful response to the events of 9/11 and it was called “one of the most beautiful ballets of the choreographer’s career” (San Francisco Chronicle). Set to composer Antonín Dvořák’s same-titled work based on the sorrowful 13th century hymn “Stabat Mater Dolorosa,” the ballet evokes the timeless message of love, loss, and eternal hope. It is presented by Smuin in observance of the 15th anniversary of this most significant event of the new century, with a message of hope in the face of challenges.
Also on the program is the Central Coast’s first look at Stanton Welch’s critically praised piece Indigo, which examines the vagaries of romantic relationships as four couples come together, fall in love, fight, and exchange partners. Set to music by Antonio Vivaldi, Indigo is a spectacular showcase for the technique, strength, and athleticism of Smuin’s dancers.
After bringing his playful and quirky Serenade for Strings to the West Coast, Smuin is thrilled to work once again with Wonderbound Artistic Director Garrett Ammon on a new work titled “Madness, Rack, and Honey” set to Mozart’s “Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola and Orchestra.”The meshing of this classic score with Ammon’s contemporary and adventurous movements is expected to dazzle and delight.
Tickets: Level I $73/ Level II $57