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Forward-thinking footwork

Smuin Ballet remembers past fondly while keeping eyes fixed on future

Many presumed that Michael Smuin's death in 2007 would result in the death of Smuin Ballet, the San Francisco-based dance company he founded and had presided over for 13 years. According to those close to the dancer, Tony-award-winning choreographer and theater director, the prospect of someone filling his shoes seemed remote.

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