Smuin Ballet's Frank Sinatra Tribute at Sunset Center
- When: Friday, March 5, 2010, time TBA
- Where: Sunset Center, Carmel
- Cost: Not available
- Age limit: Not available
The late Michael Smuin established his dance company as a hybrid of innovation and classical technique, but also as a bridge to the part of the public not formally acquainted with dance. The vibrant and busy Bay Area Smuin Ballet has upheld his vision with multi-faceted shows like these three performances. The first program, Soon These Two Worlds from choreographer-in-residence Amy Seiwert, is set to Kronos Quartet's Pieces of Africa, which topped the Billboard World Albums chart, and has "a fresh, sunny disposition," according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Michael's own piece is based on the Medea myth, using music from Samuel Barber's Medea, originally composed for Martha Graham 1946 ballet, and promises intensity in its story of revenge and treachery. The evening is anchored, finally, with Michael's Fly Me to the Moon, a tribute to the Chairman of the Board set to hits like "That's Life" and "I've Got You Under My Skin," brought home with a Broadway-like chorus of "New York, New York." That's entertainment. [WR]
8pm Fri; 2pm and 8pm Sat. Sunset Center, San Carlos between Eighth and Ninth, Carmel. $18; $41; $56. 620-2048. http://www.sunsetcenter.org.