Smuin Ballet presents intriguing contemporary ballet
Yarbrough-Stewart and Jonathan Powell, a fine addition to the company this season, danced the allegro duet; newcomer Jane Rehm, a lovely refined dancer, paired with Travis Walker for the adagio. Momentum's choreography is highly exposed — all the time. It would benefit from a more refined performance.
Smuin's take on the Beatles is slight. It shows the choreographer's second love, show business, and was an opportunity for the dancers to shine in soft-shoe routines (Powell and Shannon Hurlbut), high kicks (Rehm), tap (Hurlbut), and acrobatics (Yarbrough-Stewart). Former San Francisco Ballet dancer Jonathan Mangosing, however, was a smash in his louche rendering of "Come Together."
Wed/11–Fri/13, 8 p.m.; Sat./14, 2 and 8 p.m.;
Sun./15, 2 p.m.; $20–$62
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
701 Mission, SF