Smuin Contemporary Ballet presents “Dance Series 1”

Presented by Smuin Ballet

Celebrating three decades of bringing innovative dance to the Bay Area, Smuin will kick off its 30th season with a World Premiere by one of America’s most sought-after choreographers, Darrell Grand Moultrie, set to music by Grammy, Emmy, and Golden Globe Award winning composer Charles Fox. Smuin audiences welcome the return of Moultrie to the company, who presented the Bay Area premiere of Jazzin’ in 2013. He has created works for American Ballet Theatre, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and other leading companies around the world, plus choreography for Beyoncé, tap legend Savion Glover, and more. Moultrie’s premiere for Smuin will unite him with Fox, the acclaimed composer for film and television as well as popular songs (“Killing Me Softly,” “I Got a Name”), who also created the scores for Michael Smuin’s Zorro! (to be revived later this season) and A Song for Dead Warriors (presented by San Francisco Ballet and filmed for PBS’ Dance in America). Also on the bill is James Kudelka’s The Man in Black, a contemporary ballet danced in cowboy boots to the music of Johnny Cash. This captivating piece is an ode to American working-class grit featuring complex choreography influenced by popular country-western dance styles including line, square, swing, and step dancing. Rounding out the program is San Francisco-based, internationally acclaimed choreographer Val Caniparoli with the playful Tutto Eccetto il Lavandino (everything but the kitchen sink). This dynamic 11-part neoclassical work embraces the music of Italian Baroque composer Antonio Vivaldi and celebrates the incredible athleticism and versatility of the Smuin dancers.

City: San Francisco
Price Range:
$25 to $89

Cowell Theater at Fort Mason

Cowell Theater at Fort Mason

2 Marina Boulevard
San Francisco, CA 94123
United States