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Wharton loves dance: Smuin Ballet UNTAMED

Private reception and talk followed by UNTAMED, breaking the boundaries of ballet.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Join Wharton and Penn alumni as we gather to make new friends and enjoy a wonderful evening of the arts.  We start with  a private reception and pre-show talk with Artistic Director Celia Fushille followed by a boundary pushing performance by Smuin Ballet.
In Serenade for Strings, we see choreographer Garrett Ammon unleash his own take on Tchaikovsky’s iconic score. Pastoral yet precise, Ammon builds on the legacy of Tchaikovsky’s concerto with this refreshing interpretation.

Frankie & Johnny* is Michael Smuin’s passionate tribute to the legendary Gene Kelly. In this sinister Latin saga, Smuin combines authentic Mambo with traditional dance to tell the story of Frankie, and how her lover, Johnny, does her wrong. Through classic Kelly steps paired with Smuin’s storytelling, we watch Frankie’s passions run wild amidst a soundtrack of some of the biggest names in Latin and Mambo music.

UNTAMED rounds out the evening with Objects of Curiosity, choreographed by Smuin’s choregrapher-in-residence, Amy Seiwert. In this evocative piece, we see Seiwert examine the tensions between desire and restraint, pairing them with a delicate score that mirrors her study on stage. By letting this attention to detail run free, she invites us on a journey of exploration in shape and form that will leave you wanting more.

*This ballet contains material that is intended for mature audiences.

Buy tickets at: http://smuinballet.org
Location: Palace of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon St, San Francisco, CA 94123, (415) 563-6504
Enter code for 25% off tickets (prior to selecting date): Wharton
Date: Friday October 10th, 2014

Time: Private reception: 7PM (Palace of Fine Arts Lobby, roped off area)
Show: 8:00PM

Hosted by: Michael Fernandez, founder, Quant 6

Michael is the Founder of Quant6. The firm attracts and deploys independent data scientists and software engineers to companies executing critical Big Data initiatives. Michael co-founded and is chairman emeritus of Little Kids Rock, a national nonprofit providing free music lessons to over 115,000 children in over 1600 schools across the US. He serves on the board of NCIRE, the leading nonprofit medical research institute in the United States devoted to pioneering new medical treatments for Veterans. He also serves on the board of the Tides Foundation. Michael holds a BSE from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an MPA from Harvard University. Contact Michael

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