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Smuin streams ‘Carmina’ this week

Carmina Burana
Chris Hardy/Special to the Town Crier
Company members lift Smuin dancer Tessa Barbour in Michael Smuin’s “Carmina Burana,” streaming free as part of Smuin Contemporary Ballet’s Hump Day Ballets series today through Friday.

Smuin Contemporary Ballet’s Hump Day Ballets series continues this week with Michael Smuin’s “Carmina Burana,” a performance from the company’s archives slated to be streamed for free today through Friday.

Set to German composer Carl Orff’s score of the same name, the dramatic piece will be accompanied by a video introduction from Smuin dancer Tessa Barbour.

“Carmina Burana” premiered at Smuin more than 20 years ago and was recently revived for Smuin’s Dance Series 1 program during its 2019-2020 season.

The recorded performance will be available for 48 hours, with streaming instructions announced through Smuin’s email list (sign up at or via Smuin’s Facebook ( and Instagram (

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