Now in its 22nd acclaimed season, Smuin Ballet's latest fearless, innovative show features a pair of world premieres: Broken Open by the company's choreographer-in-residence Amy Seiwert, which stars all 16 dancers, and company member Ben Needham-Wood's Maslow, which mixes contemporary movement and hip hop. Seiwert's new work has already been dubbed "fresh, challenging and relevant" and "endlessly inventive, fascinating" by the San Francisco Chronicle. You'll also be treated to the return of Ma Cong's fast and flirty French Twist. This critically acclaimed work, inspired by the cat-and-mouse cartoon team of Tom and Jerry, is set to music from French composer Hugues Le Bars. The lyrical Bouquet -- created by the company's late, great founder Michael Smuin and set to a pair of Shostakovich piano concerti -- rounds out this much-anticipated performance at Carmel's Sunset Center Theater.
Running time is two hours.