Monday, 19 March 2018 20:48 Written by
UCSB Arts & Lectures presented Spain’s national dance company, Compañía Nacional de Danza, for its contemporary adaptation of Carmen over two nights, Tuesday, March 6 and Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at The Granada Theatre.
While the dancers possessed great skill and gave theatrical performances, the piece as a whole fell short of a truly contemporary retelling.
Friday, 16 March 2018 06:58 Written by
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Maxim Mironov (right) as Orpheus, with dancers from the Joffrey Ballet, in LA Opera's 2018 production of “Orpheus and Eurydice.” Photo Credit: Ken Howard
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Tuesday, 13 March 2018 22:45 Written by
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The Joffrey Ballet’s Romeo & Juliet performed at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion is a dynamic, contemporary take on the classic ballet. From the various costumes and settings spanning the 1930s, 1950s, and 1990s to the contemporary twists to the ballet choreography, watching Joffrey Ballet’s Romeo & Juliet is a refreshing and captivating experience.
Christine Rocas and Rory Hohenstein The Joffrey Ballet’s Romeo & Juliet. Photo by Cheryl Mann
Monday, 12 March 2018 07:00 Written by
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The penultimate evening of FLAX’s The Dialectic of the Stars Bodies2 features choreographer and dancer Noé Soulier. Fabien Danesi, the curator of the series, describes LA as “both cinematographic and paradisiac, but also artificial”. His inspiration for The Dialectic of the stars draws a star in Los Angeles: a place of contradiction, hallucination and mystery, at once “political and poetic.” I keep his portrait of Los Angeles at the forefront as he introduces Soulier.
Monday, 22 January 2018 09:40 Written by
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The dance starts and ends with black, the absence or complete absorption of visible light. What happens in between is red; as the second installation of a three part performance, minor matter is a fervent outpouring of joy giving life to rage, rage to joy.
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Monday, 25 September 2017 23:45 Written by
Anaїs by Mixed eMotion Theatrix
9 September 2017 -- The greatest strengths of Anaїs, a Dance Opera, other than the conception and timing of doing this work at this time to begin with, is, first, the work of both the lead dancer, Kate Coleman, and the voice, Holly Sedillos, at its center. Second, the choice of doing it with a minimal set backed by a projection scrim and using live and recorded sound, in short, a multi-media piece.
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Friday, 04 August 2017 05:17 Written by
With a star-studded cast, BalletNow featured a diverse selection of pieces curated by Tiler Peck, principal dancer for New York City Ballet. Ranging from traditional ballet to more contemporary to jazz, the show that graced the Music Center stage would delight newcomers and experienced audience members alike.
James Whiteside and Isabella Boylston perform Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet
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Tuesday, 15 March 2016 20:48 Written by
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.
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Tuesday, 08 October 2013 22:04 Written by
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).
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Friday, 23 August 2013 03:15 Written by
On 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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