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Smuin Ballet presents Undiscovered: Choreography Showcase

Undiscovered Smuin Ballet Chroegraphoc Showcase 2015

Our 5th Choreography Showcase features short original works created and performed by the Smuin Ballet dancers.

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The Dancer Diet: A Peek into Kevin James’ Daily Routine

 

Kevin James and Terez Dean in "Objects of Curiosity" Photo: Keith SUtter

Kevin James and Terez Dean in “Objects of Curiosity” Photo: Keith Sutter

I’m often asked, “What do you eat?”  Well, in a nutshell, a lot!  I need plenty of fuel to rehearse and perform; and as my mom says, I seem to have “the metabolism of a hummingbird!”  Fortunately, I love to eat well, and I love to cook and experiment in the kitchen.  Here’s a quick rundown of a typical day in the life of this male dancer.

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Smuin Ballet’s Community Outreach Recap

 

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The company with students of the Harvey Milk Elementary

Smuin Ballet has been busy connecting with communities across the Bay Area, which included additional performances at special events and educational outreach.

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Don’t Miss the 2015 Smuin Ballet Gala

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Smuin Ballet’s featured Choreographer – Nicole Haskins

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Nicole Haskins creating on Smuin Ballet Photo: Chris Hardy

To me, choreography is a lot like riding a bike. Sure, someone can explain thebasics, help you onto the bike, cheer you on. But, it ultimately comes down to you taking that leap of faith and continually pushing the pedals forward.

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Smuin Ballet Breaks the Ice

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The company in “Cool Christmas” Photo: Darren Anderson

The holiday season is upon us! On November 5th, Smuin Ballet performed highlights from The Christmas Ballet at the opening of the Union Square Ice Rink.

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Read all about it! The UNTAMED Dance Series reviews are in

The company in  Garrett Ammon's SERENADE FOR STRINGS Photo: Keith Sutter Photography

The company in Garrett Ammon’s SERENADE FOR STRINGS Photo: Keith Sutter Photography

 

It’s clear that our UNTAMED Dance Series is a hit!

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My Dance Yin and Yang by Ben Needham-Wood

580943_3693641062788_899881008_nI have always been a perfectionist. In every facet of life I’ve aimed to succeed beyond expectations and prove that I was capable of anything I could imagine. This may be part of why classical ballet has always had such an appeal to me – because no matter how brilliant a dancer’s technique may be there are always opportunities for a dancer to improve.

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The Struggle of Recovering From an Injury

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Short term loss long term gain…

That’s what I have to keep telling myself so that I don’t go stir crazy while I am waiting for this injury to heal. Dancers have a huge pain tolerance and in some cases, such as my own, it is not necessarily a good thing.  I danced on a stress fracture until it was so bad that I couldn’t even walk for extended periods of time.

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Dancewear in the Media

Erica Felsch and Christian Squires in Susan Roemer's designs Photo: Russell Yip, The Chronicle

Smuin Ballet dancers Erica Felsch and Christian Squires in Susan Roemer’s designs Photo: Russell Yip, The Chronicle

At various points throughout history, dance has played a part in the inspiration of fashion design. Most recently, there has been an influx of various dancewear ads and videos that have been streaming and causing somewhat of a stir among the dance community.

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