.Smuin Ballet Brings Four Works to Mountain View

Smuin Contemporary Ballet’s season finale features four innovative dances in graceful succession. The late Michael Smuin’s Dream is a pas de deux infused with the company’s hallmark commitment to testing “the boundaries of contemporary ballet within a distinctly modern style.” And then there are two new works created by female choreographers: French Kiss, by longtime Smuin artist Amy Seiwert, and Sextette, by Kate Skarpetowska. Finally the dancers of Val Caniparoli’s Swipe find inspiration in a remix of “String Quartet No. 2” by Gabriel Prokofiev, the grandson of the original composer.

Smuin Series 2

Thu-Sun, Various Times, $59+

Mountain View CPA, Mt. View

Addie Mahmassanihttps://www.addiemahmassani.com/
Addie Mahmassani is a poet based in Santa Cruz. She holds a PhD in American Studies from Rutgers University-Newark and is currently an MFA student in creative writing at San Jose State University. There, she is a Teaching Associate as well as the lead poetry editor of Reed Magazine, California's oldest literary journal. She also surfs, sings and loves a part-sheepdog named Lou.

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