The publicity photo advertising Smuin Ballet’s “Untamed” Dance Series, which opened Friday at San Francisco’s Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, says it all. A ballerina in a snowy-white costume, hair tucked in a bun, poses in a technically precise arabesque en pointe, while her shadow has morphed into a wilder thing, head thrown back in abandon, unbound hair flying, hands jazzed out.
“If you like to study working bodies,” Caster explains, “dancers are great.” The class, now in its second year, is called The Dancer in Motion/ Wonderbound Collaboration and involves 15 students spending five Saturdays at the company’s rehearsal studio. After reviewing technique with Caster, students grab materials and head into the studio. Pencils fly in […]
Though Wonderbound’s regular season ended in April, things didn’t slow down much as we marched on toward summer. 2014-15 Season Photo Shoot – On May 16, we had the pleasure of spending the day at Junction Box with Kristen Hatgi and Mark Sink. These two remarkable photographers are longtime Wonderbound collaborators and have been shooting […]
This October, Garrett Ammon’s “Serenade for Strings” will open in Denver featuring musicians of the Colorado Symphony and premiere on the West Coast with Smuin Ballet. DENVER (July 30, 2014) – Denver’s Wonderbound is gaining national attention this October as Artistic Director Garrett Ammon’s “Serenade for Strings” premieres with San Francisco’s Smuin Ballet. In addition, […]
This article was originally published at sarahtallman.com Yup, you read it here first. I was born with the need to be perfect. No comments from the peanut gallery please! It’s the thing that keeps me up late at night, and gets me up early in the morning. It’s what called me to my first ballet […]