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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.
Anaїs by Mixed eMotion Theatrix
9 September 2017 -- The greatest strengths of Anaїsa 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.
Aug 04 2017

"BalletNow" Review

BalletNow 20Review
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
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 ZReview
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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