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Smuin Ballet
    Smuin dancers Erica Felsch and Max van der Sterre.
Photo: Chris Hardy
Updated May 20, 2020

Check with theaters for performance, dates and times.

April 24-May 2
Smuin Contemporary Ballet
Dance Series 02

World Premiere by Osnel Delgado
Requiem for a Rose by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa
Symphony of Psalms by Michael Smuin
May 1, 8:00 pm
May 2, 2:00 pm & 8:00 pm
Diablo Ballet
Celebrated Masters

Featuring The Sleeping Beauty’s wedding Pas de Deux, variations and Coda with the glorious score by Tchaikovsky. The poignant Cylindrical Shadows by award-winning choreographer, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa; Australian choreographer and Artistic Director of Houston Ballet, Stanton Welch’s sweeping contemporary ballet, Orange; and the duet from Book of Alleged Dances by Val Caniparoli.
Del Valle Theatre, Walnut Creek
May 1–10
San Francisco Ballet
Romeo & Juliet
(Prokofiev/ Tomasson)
May 6
Smuin Contemporary Ballet
Hump Day Ballets

Free streaming of Helen Pickett’s highly-acclaimed ballet
Oasis
Accompanied by a video introduction by former Smuin dancer Erica Felsch, who performed in the world premiere of Oasis in May 2016.
Available for 48 hours only, with streaming instructions announced through Smuin’s email list (sign up at smuinballet.org), or via Smuin’s Facebook (facebook.com/SmuinBallet) and Instagram (instagram.com/smuinballet). For more information the public may visit smuinballet.org.
Fri, May 8, 2:30 pm PDT
Helgi Tomasson’s Romeo & Juliet
(for one week only!) featuring Mathilde Froustey and Carlo Di Lanno in the title roles.
streaming on SF Ballet @ Home
Available until May 8 at noon PDT
SF Ballet @ Home
Edwaard Liang's poignant The Infinite Ocean. This dramatic work, fueled by deep emotion and philosophical questions of the spirit, is what he calls "a love letter to my father." Seen first during the 2018 Unbound Festival.
May 8 – 10, 2p & 8p
Menlowe Ballet
INTERLUDE
Diverse Works Provide Artistic Interlude from Life’s Complexities. Works by Michael Lowe & Reginald Ray-Savage
Mon, May 11, 2:30 pm PDT
2015 Live from Lincoln Center
Broadcast performance featuring Maria Kochetkova and Davit Karapetyan in the title roles.
May 13
Smuin Contemporary Ballet
Hump Day Ballets
Free streaming of Garrett Ammon's
Madness, Rack, and Honey
Accompanied by a video introduction by former Smuin dancer Benjamin Warner.
recorded performance will be available for 48 hours only, with streaming instructions announced through Smuin's email list (sign up at smuinballet.org), or via Smuin's Facebook and Instagram.
May 15-16,
Smuin Contemporary Ballet
Dance Series 02

World Premiere by Osnel Delgado
Requiem for a Rose by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa
Symphony of Psalms by Michael Smuin
Lesher Center, Walnut Creek
May 15
SF Ballet @ Home
Justin Peck’s
Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming

San Francisco Ballet's recorded performances, available from Friday to Friday. Peck is the resident choreographer of New York City Ballet and created Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming for SF Ballet’s Unbound festival in 2018.
May 20
Smuin Contemporary Ballet
Hump Day Ballets

Free streaming of Amy Seiwert’s
Renaissance
Accompanied by a video introduction by current Smuin dancers Terez Dean Orr, Tessa Barbour, and Peter Kurta. The recorded performance will be available for 48 hours only.
streaming instructions announced through Smuin's email list (sign up at smuinballet.org), or via Smuin's Facebook and Instagram.
May 21-24,
Smuin Contemporary Ballet
Dance Series 02

World Premiere by Osnel Delgado
Requiem for a Rose by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa
Symphony of Psalms by Michael Smuin
May 22 at 2:30 pm
SF Ballet @ Home
Christopher Wheeldon’s Bound To
“The overarching theme is the disconnectedness of our time and how we are perhaps even more connected with our devices than we are with each other.” San Francisco Ballet's recorded performances, available from Friday to Friday.
May 27
Smuin Contemporary Ballet
Hump Day Ballets
Choreographer/former Smuin dancer Rex Wheeler’s
Take Five

Set to music by Dave Brubeck and accompanied by video introductions by both Wheeler and current Smuin dancer Maggie Carey, who danced in the world premiere last September. The recorded performance will be available for 48 hours only.
streaming instructions announced through Smuin's email list (sign up at smuinballet.org), or via Smuin's Facebook and Instagram.

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