Smuin Ballet at Yerba Buena

  Slinky ballerinas In 2007 on April 23 the Smuin Ballet was rocked by the sudden death of its director Michael Smuin, who had not only founded the company but also set its choreographic style and developed the dancers for that choreography. This spring 2008, the company presents Dancin’ with Gershwin, a series of short pieces choreographed by Smuin to the...

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Oakland Ballet: ‘The Secret Garden’

Gardens of delight There is something splendid about the return of the Oakland Ballet Company. In just over a year it has returned to its former excellence, with capable and talented dancers performing in productions that are often...

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San Francisco Ballet dances Jerome Robbins

Spanning a creative lifetime Thursday, March 6, San Francisco Ballet opened its fourth program of the 2008 season with three Jerome Robbins pieces that spanned the choreographer’s lifetime: his first choreographic masterpiece, Fancy...

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