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Smuin Ballet presents intriguing contemporary ballet

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Amy Seiwert's ambitious Requiem is one of three pieces in Smuin Ballet's spring program.
PHOTO BY KEITH SUTTER

Yarbrough-Stewart and Jonathan Powell, a fine addition to the company this season, danced the allegro duet; newcomer Jane Rehm, a lovely refined dancer, paired with Travis Walker for the adagio. Momentum's choreography is highly exposed — all the time. It would benefit from a more refined performance.

Smuin's take on the Beatles is slight. It shows the choreographer's second love, show business, and was an opportunity for the dancers to shine in soft-shoe routines (Powell and Shannon Hurlbut), high kicks (Rehm), tap (Hurlbut), and acrobatics (Yarbrough-Stewart). Former San Francisco Ballet dancer Jonathan Mangosing, however, was a smash in his louche rendering of "Come Together." 

SMUIN BALLET

Wed/11–Fri/13, 8 p.m.; Sat./14, 2 and 8 p.m.;

Sun./15, 2 p.m.; $20–$62

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

701 Mission, SF

(415) 978-2787

www.ybca.org

 

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