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CompagnieHerveKoubi 21 photo Stéphane Audran
Performing What the Day Owes to the Night
 
UCSB Arts & Lectures presents the Southern California debut of Compagnie Hervé KOUBI performing What the Day Owes to the Night, Tuesday, April 18, at 8 p.m. at The Granada Theatre.
 
Recognized as one of Europe’s most distinctive choreographers, Hervé Koubi combines capoeira, urban and contemporary dance with powerful imagery evocative of Orientalist paintings and Islamic architecture in his highly physical, stunningly fluid work. Invoking the complex interwoven threads of his French-Algerian ancestral history, What the Day Owes to the Night features 12 French-Algerian and African male dancers in striking contrasts of light and dark, skin and textile and whirling yet chiseled movement to reveal a powerful interpretation of an internal quest.
 
Photo Credit:Stéphane Audran
 
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theaters Akua Noni Parker and Jamar Roberts. Photo by Andrew Eccles
The incomparable Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will bring the “traditional Ailey virtues of strength, beauty and passion” (The New York Times) to an exquisite collection of contemporary favorites and spirit-lifting classics. This extraordinary company, designated by a U.S. Congressional resolution as “a vital American cultural ambassador to the world” that celebrates the uniqueness of the African-American cultural experience and the preservation and enrichment of the American modern dance heritage, will display its prowess in an eclectic repertory including as Christopher Wheeldon’s After the Rain while breathing fresh life into Ailey’s masterpiece Revelations 
 
 

Carmona Z

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Flamenco dancer and choreographer Jesus Carmona is an athlete with heeled shoes. As part of Santa Barbara’s Flamenco Art Festival during last month's Hispanic Heritage Month, Barcelona native Carmona and company hit the Granada stage with his production Cuna Negra & Blanca (Black and White Cradle).

 

slider6On September 28, an ensemble of dancers and musicians arrive from Spain to bring the drama and glamour of Flamenco dance to Santa Barbara on The Granada Theatre stage.

 

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