Apr 24 – May 2 all-day
Smuin Contemporary Ballet’s groundbreaking spring program will introduce the Bay Area to internationally renowned Cuban choreographer Osnel Delgado, with a thrilling World Premiere that combines flawless contemporary dance with Afro-Cuban and Latin social dances, creating a piece truly unique to Smuin. Co-founder and Artistic Director of Havana’s Malpaso Dance Company, an Associate Company of Joyce Theater Productions, Delgado’s movement offers up passion, intricate musicality, and an exploration of relationships that transcend borders. Also on the program, back by popular demand, is Annabelle Lopez Ochoa‘s “Requiem for a Rose,” a captivating ballet set to one of Schubert’s most romantic adagios. Lopez Ochoa, introduced to the Bay Area by Smuin in 2017, was inspired by her reflection on the meaning of true love and fleeting romance in creating this sublime work, which the San Francisco Classical Voice declared “perfection!” Rounding out the bill is “Symphony of Psalms,” Michael Smuin‘s spiritually evocative piece set to the dramatic Stravinsky score of the same name.
Jun 14 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Jun 20 @ 10:00 am – Jun 24 @ 5:30 pm
Throughout time movement, dance, and the expressive arts have provided individuals and communities with a sense of soulful expression, healing, inspiration and connection with community and spirit. In our lives today, we need to reconnect in these ways.
In this workshop, movement, drawing, poetic narrative, individual and group dance, reflective exchanges, performance and witnessing practices will generate new thresholds of exploration and expression. Away from the distractions of daily life, there will be time to feel and listen deeply to the powerful intelligence of the body, to play and express with imagination through the arts.
Sep 12 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
In this introductory workshop, participants are introduced to The Tamalpa Life/ Art Process, an approach that enlivens dialogue between body and imagination, and life experiences and art making. Using movement, drawing, poetic writing, and improvisational performance, participants will tap into art’s symbolic language to explore current life themes and generate new resources.
Nov 14 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
This workshop will be a creative exploration on returning home to the body and to the heart of what matters in your life through movement and art making. There is a potent connection to be made between our physical, emotional and imaginative experiences. As we make this connection, movement can serve as a metaphor and a narrative that reveals, expresses and transforms. Encountering old stories, we discover artful ways to re-story ourselves, bringing new vision to the life themes that matter to us.
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