Catch up with world-renowned dancers in this episode of Spark. First go into rehearsal with famed choreographer Michael Smuin and his versatile dancers for an eclectic Christmas show and a sexy new ballet set to the music of Frank Sinatra. Then travel with Margaret Jenkins to China as she introduces her unique collaborative choreographic techniques to the Beijing Modern Dance Company. Next visit with renowned flamenco artist Rosa Montoya, who now retired from the stage but still teaches, as she works with her dedicated followers, many of whom have studied with her for ten years or more.
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Travel with choreographer Margaret Jenkins from the streets of San Francisco to the dance studios of China.
Go backstage with famed Bay Area choreographer Michael Smuin and his versatile dancers.
Take a master class with renowned flamenco artist Rosa Montoya.
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