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Fortunately for Smuin Ballet, Celia Fushille, Michael Smuin’s prima ballerina, muse, and eventually his associate director, took the reins as executive and artistic director. This might seem like an obvious move to the casual viewer, but a woman running a ballet company in this country is quite rare. “There are currently five female artistic directors in the U.S. leading ballet companies with a budget over $2.5 million,” says Fushille. “Only a few of us handle the executive director role as well.” Fushille has kept the company on track after the loss of its figurehead, and through the recession. She’s worked not only to preserve the late choreographer’s legacy, but also to bring to the Bay Area hot new works from acclaimed choreographers the world over, attracting the likes of Trey McIntyre, Ma Cong, and Helen Pickett.
Xxcentric, the final program of Smuin’s 20th anniversary season, is a tribute to its past and a heralding of its future, The program includes an homage to one of the great Broadway composers with an act from Michael Smuin’s Dancin’ with Gershwin, featuring recordings by Peter Gabriel, Sting, Marilyn Monroe, and more, “Nothing in my mind shouted ‘celebration!’ more than Gershwin,” says Fushille, Additionally, Fushille commissioned world premieres from two choreographers who were mentored by Smuin: internationally renown choreographer and brown pointe shoes principal character dancer at SFB Val Caniparoli, and the award-winning local favorite Amy Seiwert, Smuin Ballet’s choreographer in residence, Caniparoli’s piece, “Tutto Eccetto il Lavandino” (everything but the kitchen sink), celebrates the versatility of Smuin dancers and is set to the music of Antonio Vivaldi, Seiwert’s world premiere, “But Now I Must Rest,” draws inspiration from the music of the beloved Cape Verdian singer Cesária Évora, “The Queen of Morna.” Eccentric, indeed..
“As artistic director now for seven years, it was always my goal to engage and excite my dancers and in the process, engage and excite our audience. I choose choreographers who share a similar artistic sensibility and fearlessness that Michael exhibited as an artist,” says Fushille. “As the caretaker of Michael’s legacy, I try to instill in the dancers who never knew Michael some knowledge of him as an artist and an individual.”. As for the decades ahead, Fushille announced the company’s plans to find building of its own, with hopes of opening a dance school. “We are now poised to look to our future, training dancers that require more than just a solid classical technique. Training both the dancers and the dance lovers of the future is important.”.
Hillbarn Theatre is offering a stunning interpretation of “Purple” that doubtless brought tears to many in the audience at the Foster City theater last weekend, It runs for three more weekends, so best to get tickets now, That’s not to say there aren’t some adjustments that should be made before the show starts up again on Thursday, The most egregious problem is the sound, Hillbarn Theatre is not the Orpheum Theatre or brown pointe shoes even the Curran, It’s smallish, So it’s unfortunate that for Musical Director Greg Sudmeier’s last Hillbarn production, he went with pre-recorded musical tracks that were frequently quite loud, Loud enough, in fact, that the lower-register notes of several performers were overwhelmed by crashing crescendos of sound..
Happily, a boatload of excellent performers, snap-crackle dance choreography by Jayne Zaban, and nuanced, dedicated direction by outgoing executive producing director Lee Foster combine to make this “Purple” not only colorful but also touching. Walker’s storyline is familiar to those who have read anything about the cruelty suffered by African-Americans in the South, long after they were emancipated by President Abraham Lincoln. In 1909 rural Georgia, 14-year-old Celie (a devastating, moving performance by tiny Leslie Ivy) is about to have her second child, both sired by her Pa (Andy Serrano) who plans to give the baby away as soon as it is born. A merciless, cold man, Pa then offers Celie to a local farmer, Mr. _____ (Anthone D. Jackson), who lusts after Celie’s sister, Nettie (sweet-voiced Jacqueline Dennis), but accepts the “ugly” Celie when Pa throws in a cow.
Mr, _____ is a miserable, mean brown pointe shoes man, and Jackson does a superb job of portraying such a wretched character, But that also makes it seem unlikely he can possibly change as much as he does by play’s end, There are plots and subplots galore in “Purple,” so it’s best to concentrate on the actors, the melodious songs that span gospel, blues, jazz and ragtime, and the terrific production dance numbers, Add to that designer Kuo-Hao Lo’s’ expanded stage and vivid set: A versatile two-story brown clapboard home with a screen door and several windows, a treehouse, a small picket fence surrounded by trees with a steeple church in the background, Costume designer Margaret Toomey capably came up with striking, period-accurate dresses and clothes for the large cast, not an easy task considering that the musical spans the years from 1909 to the 1940s, Her demure pale pink organza dresses with frilly hats and fans for the sassy church lady trio is spot on, The threesome, Pam Drummer-Williams, Debra Harvey and Ladidi Garba, brighten up every scene they are in, whether strutting with attitude to center stage and belting out a few lines or popping up in windows or on the sidelines to kibitz about the story, They are always a treat (even when some of their words can’t be heard over the music)..
Special recognition also goes to Dee Morrissey, longtime Hillbarn make-up and wig designer. This production calls for mountains of wigs — with some of the women needing several — first as young girls, then as women and, later, as gray-haired women. Morrison makes every actor’s wig look remarkably authentic. The cast runs deep with excellent singers (almost a must for this show). Ivy is a surprise, because when she is young and afraid, her voice is quiet, fearful. But she really packs a vocal wallop by the time she leaves Mr. _____, starts a business (“Miss Celie’s Pants”) and then comes into her own singing the stirring “I Don’t Need You to Love Me” and “I’m Here.”.
She is backed up by a genuinely touching performance (vocal and otherwise) from Jihn Sabir as the proud, strong-willed Sofia, who loves Mr, _____’s rather innocuous son Harpo (Brian M, Landry), Her rendition of “Hell No!” is a hoot, While Landry does right in his vocalizations, his acting brown pointe shoes range is minimal, Nevertheless, director Foster coaxes as much as she can from him, and when the lanky Landry and the rather voluptuous Sabir get together, their sexual attraction is evident and they shoot sparks everywhere..